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    Gum Arabic

    Gum arabic, (E414) also known as acacia gum, is a natural gum made of hardened resin taken from two species of the acacia tree; Senegalia (Acacia) senegal and Vachellia (Acacia) seyal. The gum is harvested commercially from wild trees throughout the Sahel from Senegal to Somalia, although it has been historically cultivated in Arabia and West Asia.

     

     

Gum arabic is a complex mixture of glycoproteins and polysaccharides. It was historically the source of the sugars arabinose and ribose, both of which were first discovered and isolated from it, and are named after it. Gum arabic is used primarily in the food industry as a stabilizer with emulsifying capacity, main application areas being soft drinks and confectionery. 

Acatris has several types of gum arabic available, varying in e.g. viscosity and solubility. Please contact our sales department to find out which type is most suitable for your application.

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