Gum Acacia (INS: No. 414, EEC No. E414) is a dried exudation obtained from the stems and branches of Acacia Senegal (L) Willdenow or the related species of Acacia (Fam, Leguminosae). The major source of Gum Acacia is the Sudan. Other important sources are Chad, Senegal and Nigeria.
Gum Acacia is used extensively in Industrial Non-food applications. The equivalent properties that are used in Food and Pharmaceutical applications, offer extensive new applications. These properties of emulsification, stabilisation, encapsulation, adhesion and binding action ensure the wide usage of Gum Acacia.
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