Gum Arabic, also known as acacia gum, is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of various species of the acacia tree. It is a natural gum made of hardened sap taken from two species of the acacia tree; Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal. Used primarily in the food industry as a stabilizer. Gum Arabic is used primarily in the food industry as a stabilize. It is edible and has E number E414. Acacia gum contains water-soluble dietary fibers (WSDF) that are not only good fiber for your diet but also helpful in keeping your cholesterol under control. One study showed that taking 15 grams of acacia gum in liquid form every day helped manage the concentration of plasma cholesterols in blood.
About Gum Arabic
Gum arabic is traditionally obtained from the Acacia nilotica tree and two other related species namely Acacia seyal and Acacia senegal. The nutrient is a widely used food additive in many countries and is usually added to snack foods and sweets such as marshmallows, gum drops and Arabic desserts. It is also a popular thickening agent in sweets and confectionery, essential oils and dairy products, as well as soft drinks, canned foods and soybean products. Used in the food industry or in the household, it would help the cake to rise and will add natural soluble fiber to your cake; it can also be used as varnish for marzipan or sugar paste. Due to its high soluble fiber content, acacia fiber is thought to help lower cholesterol levels, keep blood sugar in check, protect against diabetes and aid in the treatment of digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Likewise, the pharmaceutical industry uses gum arabic as an emulsifying agent to help bind certain mixtures that usually do not blend well.
The soluble fiber is also utilized in other industrial applications including printing, cosmetics and textile production. Other products containing gum arabic include adhesives, shoe polish, glue and paint.
Acacia Gum Specifications
- Origin: Nigeria
- Grade: 3
- Pricing Terms FOB: On Request
- Quality certification: SGS
- Monthly Supply Ability: 22-44MT Monthly
- Shipping and Packaging options:
- Packaging: 50Kg PP bags 20ft container (22MT)
- MOQ: 22 MT (1 FCL)
- Payment Terms: T/T or L/C
- Delivery Time: 21-30 days after LC is raised.