Gum Arabic


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Gum Arabic

A gum made from sap of the acacia tree. In the 19th century, it was a major export in parts of east Africa and Sudan. Gum arabic is used in painting and in textiles, as well as in some foodstuff and as a desert on its own.
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Functionally, TicaPAN 311 will bind sugar and sugar alcohol syrups in confection coating and panning applications with performance that is comparable or superior to that of traditional gum arabic.
Viscosity is lower than in similar solids content gum arabic systems, allowing for solids in the (pre-) emulsion system to be increased by more than 10%.
EmulTru(TM) starch, an emulsifying starch made from waxy corn, provides food and beverage makers the same functionality in products as gum arabic does, while delivering a potential costs savings of 25 percent.
Abdul-Gadir said that the step taken complies with the reality that the Gulf states have become a center of international trade, pointing to the recent meeting recently between the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Gum Arabic Council which discussed details of the project that was presented by JICA to the Sudanese Ministry of Trade regarding promotion of the gum arabic commodity in the Middle East states.
This came Monday while the Vice - President was chairing a meeting with the producers of gum arabic at the Council of Ministers' Secretariat General in the presence of a number of concerned ministers.
Anderson, A study of the effects of dietary gum arabic in humans, Am J Clin Nutr.
For instance, Huang and his colleagues are making nanoparticles out of standard food ingredients such as gum arabic and whey protein.
The company claims it is made from the best premium paper available and natural gum Arabic, meeting growing consumer demand for thinner papers that allow the taste of the tobacco to filter through.
Its five grams of fiber are substantial, but health experts recommend getting fiber from foods like fruits and vegetables, not a drink thickened with gum arabic and pectin.
Gum Arabic is harvested from the bark of acacia trees.
However, true gum arabic is sourced from Acacia senegal, which grows in abundance in thirsty tropical West Africa from Senegal to Nigeria.