Pectin is just fine. It comes from apples and actually helps slow the insulin release by the body and give it some texture. YoBaby is just fine. Sugars are everywhere. The kind in Yobaby is evaporated cane juice and is not like the refined C&H sugar. I have started using Yobaby sparingly since my son is only 9 months at this point. HOwever, he loves it, but only the vanilla. Then again he's not a big fruit eater.