Acacia Gum is an edible vegetable exudate, coming from acacia trees.
In : Company News | Posted on 26 July 2017

Acacia Gum, an unknown natural ingredient found in many common food products

 

Acacia Gum is an edible vegetable exudate which comes from acacia trees. It can flow either naturally or as a result of an incision made in the branches of the tree. Not only is the product itself 100% natural and vegetal, harvesting methods are 100% natural too. Unlike the majority of products used in the food industry, Acacia Gum is harvested solely from wild trees grown without pesticides, the majority of which are located in the southern Sahel, in Africa.

 

Three thousand years ago, the Egyptians were already eating Acacia Gum and using it to ensure the bandages on mummies stuck fast. Today, there are a wide variety of applications: the ingredient is used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, as well as in technical applications.

Acacia gum

Wine, chewing gums, yoghurts, sodas, mascara… What do these day-to-day products have in common? They contain Acacia Gum, which alone (and without any chemical modification) has many functional properties: emulsifier, texturing and film forming agent, dietary fiber, stabilizer, carrier… Acacia Gum’s natural qualities and consistency make it very popular in the food industry, and among the world’s leading food groups. They appreciate the versatility of Acacia Gum, which for them is a reliable natural ingredient. Alland & Robert supplies most major food companies worldwide, but also works closely with the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

 

 

Acacia gum is everywhere

Acacia Gum is 100% natural and vegetarian, free from pesticides and GMOs. It contains no gluten and very few calories, has no odor or flavor, and is high in fiber. It is a safe ingredient, recognized as having no negative impact on health. Neither the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the Joint JEFCA (FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives) have set a maximum ADI (Acceptable Daily Intake)[1] for Acacia Gum, which is well known as a multifunctional food additive (E414). Alland & Robert also meets the European regulations on food additives and pharmacopoeia standards (European, American and Japanese) to ensure the quality of Acacia Gum.

[1] The Acceptable Daily Intake is the quantity of a substance that an average person weighing 60kg could theoretically ingest every day without any risk to health.

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