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Gum Arabic / Gum Acacia

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Spray Dried, Emulsion, Powdered, Soluble Fiber, Agglomerated, Technical, NF , FCC

CAS# 9000-01-5

Gum Arabic, also know as Gum Acacia, comes from the Acacia tree of the Legumiosae family.  Falling into the category of plant exudates, this gum is exuded from the tree through breaks or wounds in the bark.  Over time, the gum will dry out and harden into teardrop shaped masses.  The hand collected gum is then sorted by grade, and further processed as necessary to produce the final product.

Gum Arabic is widely used as a stabilizing agent in oil in water emulsions. In food applications its use as an emulsifier helps to prevent flavor deterioration and evenly distribute a flavor more effectively throughout a product.  Aside from its use as an emulsifier, Gum Arabic can add stability to foams (as in beer and soft drinks) as well as creating thin transparent adhesive films for adding flavor to nuts and other products.  In the pharmaceutical industry, Gum Arabic not only is used for emulsification but as a binder and excipient in tablets and tablet coatings.  Other applications include adhesives, glues, inks, paints, paper, cosmetic lotions and creams.

Types: Powder, Spray Dried, Agglomerated & Technical
Appearance: white to tan powder
Solubility: Cold soluble with rapid hydration
pH Stability Range:  4.5 – 8.0

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Applications

  • Suspending Agent
  • Oil/Water Emulsion
  • Flavor Encapsulation
  • Binding
  • Beverages Carbonated
  • Coating
  • Chewing Gum
  • Meat Flavoring
  • Cough Drops
  • Pastry Dough
  • Lozenges
  • Candy
  • Adhesives
  • Beer
  • Lithographic Solution
  • Wine
  • Inks
  • Syrups
  • Textile Sizing And Finishing
  • Glazes
  • Fiber Source
  • Film Former
  • Sprays
  • Paint
  • Cosmetics
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