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Arabic Gum

Description

Arabic Gum is a dried exudation obtained from the stems and branches of natural strains of Acacia senegal (L) Willdenow or closely related species of Acacia (family Leguminosae).


Info

Uses
Mainly in the Food Industry to provide stable solutions in carbonated beverages and flavour oils.

Typical Analysis

Appearance
Off-white to pale yellow powder with neutral odour and taste.
Ash
Not more than 4.0%
pH
4.0-5.0
Loss of drying
Not more than 10%
Particle Size
Not less than 60% through 150 ┬Ám
Acid Insoluble matter
Not more than 1.0%
Acid Insoluble Ash
Not more than 0.5%
Starch or Dextrin
Negative by test
Tannin
Negative by test
Hydrolysis products
Negative by test

Microbiological Analysis

Total Bacterial Count
Not more than 10,000 cfu/g
E. Coli
Absent in 5 g
Salmonella
Absent in 10 g
Total Heavy Metals
Not more than 20 mg/kg (ppm)
Lead
Not more than 2 mg/kg (ppm)
Arsenic
Not more than 3 mg/kg (ppm)
Mercury
Not more than 1 mg/kg (ppm)
Cadmium
Not more than 1 mg/kg (ppm)

More Info

Packaging
In 25 kilos boxes with inner polythene liner.
Storage
Goods must be stored in a dry, odour free environment.
Shelf Life: 2 years from date of manufacturing if kept in optimum storage conditions and original packaging.
Other Health Hazards
It is advisable to wear face masks or to handle the powder in an airy room.