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Gum Arabic or Acacia is the dried, gummy exudate from the stems or branches of Acacia or related species. The trees which produce commercial grades of Gum Arabic grow in different parts of Wild Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and NWFP regions of Pakistan. To accelerate exudation, the bark is cut and the exudate allowed to dry, forming “tears” which are collected by hand every 10 days during the dry season, which varies from October to June. Gum Arabic dissolves readily in hot or cold water. Gum Arabic is compatible with other plant hydrocolloids as well as carbohydrates and proteins. The uses of Gum Arabic depends on its action as a protective colloid or stabilizer and on the adhesiveness of its water solutions. Its major use in the food industry is to impart viscosity, body, and texture to a variety of foods.

GUM ACACIA Applications in : Beverage Flavor Emulsions, Syrups, Glazes, Chewing Gums, Cough Drops, Candies, Lozenges, Pastry Dough, Coating, Jujubes, Pastilles, Bakery Products, Frozen Products, Film Former, Beer, Wine, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Lithography, Adhesives, Inks, Textiles, Paints.

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