Gum arabic, also known as acacia gum, acacia, Senegal gum, Indian gum etc, is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of two species of the acacia tree, namely Senegalia senegal and Vachellia seyal.
The gum is harvested from Sudan, Senegal and Somalia. Arabic gum is a combination of glycoproteins and polysaccharides, mainly arabinose and galactose. Arabic gum has an unique emulsifying properties, which can efficiently stabilize a food system, and contribute to a superior texture and a good mouthfeel. In pastries, it is typically used in fillings or frosting to emulsify the fat/water interfaces. It is traditionally used on gingerbread products to give a glossy and tacky shine. When used in making gluten-free breads, it improves the softness in breads by 25% and extend commercial product shelf life by 50%.
Arabic gum is high in fiber with 90% soluble fiber in dry extract and is a natural prebiotic for gut health. It is not degraded in the stomach and will be fermented in the large intestine into a number of short chain fatty acids (SCFA). This SCFA is regarded as a prebiotic that enhances the growth and proliferation of the good bacteria and thus it is associated with many health effects. By boosting the growth of the good bacteria, the gut barrier grows stronger, preventing it from being leaky.
Arabic gum can delay digestion by absorbing water from the stomach and the intestinal tract to form a gel. This gel gives the satiety feeling and preventing cravings in between meals. The fiber also slows down the insulin spike by decelerating the glucose absorption. Insulin spike is one of the causes of weight gain. Intake of arabic gum can help in weight management by reducing both body fat percentage and BMI.
Arabic gum is rich in dietary fiber and it is effective in controlling blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. A good control of blood glucose level indirectly protect the renal functions of diabetics patients.
Arabic gum has a sticky texture which can help soothe a sore throat and dry cough by maintaining the throat’s viscosity. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that prevent swelling, voice loss, and bacterial infection in the throat. It has been used as a traditional medicine for these problems.
*Direction of Use*
Add 1/8 teaspoon to 6 tablespoon or 0.2% to 6% of total weight or as needed. Mix, top or blend in water, smoothies, beverages, ice-cream, kuih-muih, cake, jam, jelly, pudding, snacks, biscuits, desserts, dressing & recipes.
For Baking: Add 0.2g-60g of the extract to make a 1kg cake.
(Depends on personal preferences)
*Storage Method: Powder in Canister*
Store in a refrigerator/cool place after opening.
● Colour, taste, texture may vary from batch to batch, and sediment might occur as the ingredients used are natural.
● Some powder is very fine, while some powder is more coarse. Please take this into consideration when ordering.
● Stop using this product if an allergy occurs.
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