Pectinase also called polygalacturonase is a naturally occurring enzyme that breaks down pectin. Pectin is a substance found in the cell walls of certain types of plants and fruit.
Pectin helps the ripening fruits to hold their shape, as the fruit becomes overripe, the pectin break down into simple sugar, and the fruit over time becomes soften.
Pectinase wide used in the winemaking, brewing, and food processing industry. Also used in the pulp and paper industry.