Gum Arabic is a kind of natural plant gum, which is a safe and harmless thickener and naturally solidifies in the air. It is a pale yellow lump or white powder. Add water and it slowly dissolves into a thick, tasteless viscous agent that reduces in viscosity over time. It is widely used in food, medicine, cosmetics and other industries.Gum acacia is mostly used in the manufacture of gum gum with strong adhesion and soft elasticity, the general dosage is 20-25%.Gum acacia is a yellowish lump or white powder.
Good quality gum acacia is amber in color, and the particles are large and round. There are also powdered gum Arabic produced through a refining process.Gum Arabic is a carbohydrate polymer that can be partially degraded in the large intestine. It can replenish the body's fiber, compared with starch and maltodextrin, its energy value is less than half,it is a mixture of Arabic galactose oligosaccharides, polysaccharides and proteosaccharides.which is with a high degree of solubility---The mixture ratio of gum acacia with water can be as high as 60%, and it has a very high viscosity performance at high content.
Gum acacia basically does not produce heat, is a good water-soluble dietary fiber, is used in health care products candy and drinks.
Gum Arabic - Application
1, Arabic gum has good emulsifying characteristics, especially suitable for oil-in-water emulsifying system, widely used in emulsifying flavor as emulsifying stabilizer.
2. It also has good film forming characteristics; As a microcapsule film forming agent, it is used to convert essential oils or other liquid materials into powder form to prolong flavor quality and prevent oxidation. It is also used as a flavor carrier for baking products.
3, gum acacia can block the formation of sugar crystals, used in candy as anti-crystallization agent, to prevent crystal out, can also effectively emulsify the milk fat in the milk candy, to avoid overflow.
4, gum acacia is also used for chocolate surface glazing, so that chocolate is only soluble in the mouth, not in the hand;
5. Gum acacia is used for emulsifying and dispersing essential oils and oil-soluble pigments in carbonated drinks such as cola, so as to avoid pigment circles at the bottleneck caused by the floating of essential oils and pigments during storage;
6, gum acacia also with vegetable oil and resin used as a drink fog agent to increase the diversity of the appearance of the drink.