Gum Arabic is harvested from two types of wild Acacia trees, one is Acacia Senegal tree and other is Acacia Seyal.
This resin is obtained through special tapping’s made on the trunk of the tree. The resinous liquid which comes out of the tapping’s to heal the cuts on the bark, thickens on contact with the air, forming a hard and glassy gum.
Gum Arabic is edible and has E number E414.
SOURCE OFARABIC GUM
Gum Arabic is harvested in the gum belt of Africa, this belt starts from Senegal at the west of Africa and ends at Sudan in the east, also known as African sahel.
Sudan is the world’s largest single producer of Arabic Gum.
Types we supply
We supply both Hashab Gum( Acacia Senegal ) and TALHA GUM (Acacia Seyal )
Our company offers two types of gum Arabic mainly in the form of raw or in the form
processed gum as mechanical powder and kibbled form upon customer’s request.
Hashab Gum( Acacia Senegal )
We offer this type in one grade called the cleaned grade which is the standard grade varying from light to dark amber, comprises whole or broken lumps and it contains minimal amount of siftings (fine particles) but dust, bark and dirt is.
TALHA GUM (Acacia Seyal )
We sort this type into four grades:
- Talha sifting grade – particals size (0.5mm ~ 4mm)
- Talha grade 3 (G3) – particals size (4mm and above)
- Talha dust grade – particals size (under 0.5mm)
- Talha cleaned – consist of minimum 35% sifting and 65 % G3
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HASHAB & TALHA GUMS
A joint FAO/WHO committee of experts on food additives (JEFCA) indicated in its Compendium on food additives- Addendum 7 (1999) that no distinctions were made between Acacia Senegal and Acacia seyal.
Since, currently, both Acacia gums are almost equal in industrial relevance, a complete description of both Acacia gums becomes a key tool for a better understanding of gum quality determinants, leading a better selection, use, and control of gums for speciﬁc applications.
|Country of Origin||Sudan|
|Harvest Period||Crop (December /January/ February / March / April)|
|Packaging & Export||Packing is done usually in 25kg, 50 kg, in poly bags and exported in 20 feet containers which will carry 22 metric tons.|
|Labeling||As per buyer’s instruction.|
|Shelf Life||Unlimited under the appropriate storage conditions as per SSMO standard|
|GMO Status||Not genetically modified.|
|Specification||Detail specification will be provided upon request.|
Gum Arabic is an essential element in many industries such as:
- Food industry
- Confectionery, soft drink and beverages
- Dry fruit flavor, soup and premix
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Printing Industry
- Cosmetic Industry
- Textile Industry
- Dietary Fiber Industry
Acacia is known as a good source of dietary fiber because it contains about 90 percent soluble fiber. This type of fiber, which dissolves in water, is an important part of your diet. It helps the digestive system run smoothly and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved acacia as an additive in foods and drugs. This means it’s considered safe for manufactures to use in their products. Recently, the FDA also approved acacia as an ingredient in products such as breakfast cereals, snack bars, and baked goods. It’s also recognized as a source of dietary fiber and can be advertised as such.