Gum Arabic

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%

 

we can source other qualities as well