August 20, 2010- Acacia gum is also known as the Arabic gum that is natural gum derived from the sap of the Acacia trees. Known by a lot of other popular names like chaar gund and meska, acacia gum is commercially produced by deriving the sap from wild trees. Found, historically in the Arabia, acacia gum is a kind of a naturally occurring polysaccharide. Or may be better put it is a mixture of polysaccharides and glycoproteins.
All these scientific definitions apart, acacia gum is better known as a food emulsifier or a stabilizer. It is a low viscosity natural emulsifier used in a number of food products as a no-chemical, natural emulsifier. Its main application as an emulsifier is found in candies, jellies, hard gum candies, cake decorations, edible colorful glitter candies, soft drink syrups, etc. But apart from acacia gum emulsifier user, the acacia gum or the Arabic gum works as a glue in a number of industries and other uses. Lets have a look at some of the important uses of acacia gum in a variety of diverse uses.
Generally vegetable gums and thickeners are used as emulsifiers in a variety of food products, but acacia gum is a fine binder that is derived from tree saps and finds much more uses than other natural emulsifiers, Its scope of uses is much for diverse than the other emulsifiers extending to a variety of industries ranging from food to photography.