Acacia gum is a vegetal texturing and a coating agent in numerous confectionery and sweets
Acacia gum’s functional properties will improve the textures of these candies, bring thickness and act as an anti-crystallisation agent when used in combination with sucrose and glucose. Coating is a traditional and widely spread application of acacia gum, especially for confectioneries that require a gumming operation of their centers and chocolate panning.
In association with polyols, acacia gum is extremely efficient for sugar-free coating. For this specific application, acacia gum is a very important ingredient in sugar-free chewing gums.