Food Grade Arabic Gum And Gum Arabic Powder Used in Food As
9000-01-5 Food Grade Additives Gum Arabic Powder Food And Drink
Arabic gum, also known as acacia gum, chaar gund, char goond, or meska, is a
natural gum made of hardened sap taken from two species of the
acacia tree; Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal. The gum is harvested
commercially from wild trees throughout the Sahel from Senegal and
Sudan to Somalia, although it has been historically cultivated in
Arabia and West Asia. Gum arabic, a complex mixture of
polysaccharides and glycoproteins, is used primarily in the food
industry as a stabilizer. It is edible and has E number E414.
Arabic Gum from the Acacia tree is believed to be a branched
polymer of galactose, rhamnose, arabinose, and glucuronic acid as
the calcium, magnesium, and potassium salts with a molecular weight
of approximately 250,000 Da.
Arabic Gum Powder is mainly used as thickener, stabilizer,
emulsifier, coating agent glaze. This product is widely used in
beverage production, such as the production of soft drinks, juice
concentrate flavor and essential oils which can be stabilized. It
is also used in candy making, like traditional hard (liquor)
chicle, soft candy, cotton candy. It could also be used as foam
|Odor||Own inherent smell, no odor|
|Solubility||Soluble in water, insoluble in ethanol|
|Insolubles in acid||0.5% max|
|Heavy metals||40ppm max|
|Total plate count||1000 cfu/g max|
Gum arabic works as an important ingredient in soft drink syrups, “hard” gummy candies
such as gumdrops, marshmallows, M&M’s chocolate candies, and
edible glitter, a very popular, modern cake-decorating staple.
Gum arabic has also been investigated for use in intestinal dialysis.
Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics also use the gum as a binder,
emulsifying agent and a suspending or viscosity increasing agent.
Gum arabic is used primarily in the food industry as a stabilizer.
Gum arabic is a key ingredient in traditional lithography and is used in
printing, paint production, glue, cosmetics and various industrial
applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile
Gum arabic is an important ingredient in shoe polish, and can be used in
making homemade incense cones.
Gum arabic is also used as a lickable adhesive, for example on postage stamps
and cigarette papers.
Gum arabic reduces the surface tension of liquids, which leads to increased
fizzing in carbonated beverages.
Gum arabic was the most widely used and the largest amount of water
sol in food industry, worldwide annual requirement remained at
about 4-5 million tons.
Gum arabic is also widely used in beverage production, such as in
the production of soft drinks, it can stabilize flavors and
essential oils. It is also used in candy manufacture, like
traditional hard (wine) gum, candy, cotton candy.It can also be
used as a foam stabilizer.Gum Arabic is also widely used in the
Packing & Shipment:
By 25kgs/drum or carton ,inner by 25kg/aluminium foil bag, Or
to the customer request custom plastic bottle and carton packaging.
N.W.:25kgs,I.D.35 x H51cm