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Gum Arabic Crystals

Gum Arabic Crystals

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GUM ARABIC CRYSTAL

We are a reputed Gum Arabic Crystal Importer and Exporter, offering various grades for buyers across the world. Gum Arabic is a natural gum which is a compound mixture of glycoproteins and polysaccharides extracted from the wild trees of Acacia Seyal and Acacia Senegal, the Gum Arabic is commercially harvested throughout the Sahel region, right from Senegal and Sudan to Somalia.

Also Known As

  • Gum Acacia
  • Chaar Gund
  • Char Goond or Meska

Features

  • Superior quality
  • Free from impurities
  • Increases fizz
  • Perfect for edible and non-edible applications

Applications:

  • Used in traditional lithography
  • Required in printing
  • Used in manufacturing
    • Paints
    • Glue
    • Cosmetics
    • Beverages
  • Used in controlling viscosity for
    • Inks
    • Textile processing

Specifications:

Botanical Name

Senegalia senegal

Form

Solid

Place of Origin

Sudan/Nigeria

Total Ash

4% Max

Acid Insoluble Ash

0.5% Max

Acid Insoluble Matter

1% Max

Arsenic

3 mg/kg Max

Lead

2 mg/kg Max

Mercury

1 mg/kg Max

Cadmium

1 mg/kg Max

Hydrolysis products

Mannose, xylose and galacturonic acid are absent

Starch or dextrin

Boil a 1 in 50 solution of the gum and cool. To 5 ml add 1 drop of iodine solution. No bluish or reddish colours are produced

Tannin

To 10 ml of a 1 in 50 solution add about 0,1 ml of ferric chloride solution (9 g FeCl 3 .6H 2 O made up to 100 ml with water). No blackish colouration or blackish precipitate is formed

 Microbiological criteria:

Salmonella spp.: Absent in 10 g

Escherichia coli: Absent in 5 g