Utilization of gum Arabic for industries and human health

Eqbal Dauqan, Aminah Abdullah

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Abstract

Gum Arabic, a natural polysaccharide derived from exudates of Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal trees, is a commonly used food hydrocolloid. The highlight of this study was to review the utilization of gum Arabic for industries and human health. Gum Arabic has a unique combination of excellent emulsifying properties and low solution viscosity. These properties make gum Arabic very useful in several industries but especially in the food industry where it is used as a flavor and stabilizer of citrus oil emulsion concentrates in soft drinks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1270-1279
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2013

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soft drinks
emulsifying properties
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food industry
viscosity
polysaccharides
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Keywords

  • Acacia senegal
  • Acacia seyal
  • Gum Arabic

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Utilization of gum Arabic for industries and human health. / Dauqan, Eqbal; Abdullah, Aminah.

In: American Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 10, 10.10.2013, p. 1270-1279.

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