Arabic Gum

CAS #9000-01-5

Arabic Gum is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of various species of the acacia tree.


Gum arabic, is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of various species of the acacia tree. Gum arabic is a complex mixture of glycoproteins and polysaccharides. It is the original 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. It is edible and has E number E414. Gum arabic is a key ingredient in traditional lithography and is used in printing, paint production, glue, cosmetics and various industrial applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile industries, though less expensive materials compete with it for many of these roles. 

Components: Guaranteed Analysis:
Appearance White Powder
Odor Own inherent smell, no odor
Viscosity ( Brookfield RVT, 25%, 25°C, Spindle #2, 20rpm, mPa.s) 60-100
pH 3.5- 6.5
Moisture(105°C, 5h) 15% Max
Solubility Soluble in water, insoluble in ethanol
Nitrogen 0.24%- 0.41%
Ash 4% Max
Insolubles in Acid 0.5% Max
Starch Negative
Dannin Negative
Arsenic (As) 3ppm Max
Lead (Pb) 10ppm Max
Heavy Metals 40ppm Max

Functions and Applications

1.It is mainly used as thickener, stabilizer, emulsifier, coating agent glaze.    
2.This product is widely used in beverage production, such as the production of soft drinks, juice concentrate flavor and essential oils which can be stabilized.     
3.It is also used in candy making, like traditional hard (liquor) chicle, soft candy, cotton candy.
4.It could also be used as foam stabilizer. 

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