• Taragum

    Tara Gum

    Tara gum (E417) is a white or beige, nearly odorless powder that is produced by separating and grinding the endosperm of the Tara Tree (Caesalpinia spinosa). Tara gum consists a galactomannan polymer similar to the main components of guar and locust bean gum. Tara gum is used as a thickening agent and stabilizer in a number of food applications.

A solution of tara gum is usually less viscous than a guar gum solution of the same concentration, but more viscous than a solution of locust bean gum. Generally tara gum presents a viscosity of around 3000-4000 cps (1% aqueous solution). Tara gum has, compared to locust bean gum and guar gum, an intermediate acid stablility. It resists the depolymerisation effect of organic acids down to a pH of 3.5. It is also stable during high temperature heat treatment, up to 145°C at neutral pH. 

Acatris has several grades of tara gum available, please contact our sales department to find out which grade is most suitable for your application.

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