Arabic Gum

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DESCRIPTION:

Gum Arabic is from Acacia Tree and grown in the Savannah / Arid Zone of Africa. In Nigeria we have the Acacia Senegalese type yielding the best grade and easily identified by its negative optical rotation. Grade two is produced by the Acacia Seyel, known for its positive optical rotation. The pharmaceutical and food industry make use of it

SPECIFICATIONS:

Colour Amber, Orange or CCFFFF colour with no dark pieces of significant Size Large, round and spherical shaped pieces of 0.05- 2 inches in size.

  • Colour Amber
  • Viscosity 35.0
  • 4.32
  • Identification Positive
  • Starch Negative
  • Tannin Bearing
  • Gums Negative
  • Optical Rotation +25.7831
  • Salmonella Negative
  • Escherichia Coli Negative
  • Solubility 1 gm per 2 ml of water
  • Moisture content 4.5
  • Emulsion Test N/A
  • Bacteriological

Quality

  • level of impurities
  • There could be up to 10% smalls, fines flakes and dust particles.
  • SPECIFICATION: APPEARANCE : TYPICAL PHYSICAL STATE: GUM ARABIC.
  • MOISTURE : 10.2%
  • COLOR : CCFFFF /RED/ YELLOW
  • IMPURITY : 3%
  • PH OF SOLUTION: 6.5%
  • Acid insoluble :1.9%
  • Total ashes :3%