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Gum Karaya

Gum Karaya
Gum Karaya
Product Code : 14
Brand Name : SIMOSIS INTERNATIONAL
Product Description

Gum Karaya

Leveraging on our wide experience and knowledge in this domain, our company is considered as one of the well equipped manufacturers and exporters of Gum Karaya. These food grains are used in ice creams, ice pops and salad dressings. Our offered range of karaya is appreciated by our customers for good in taste, fresh and pure quality. Varying in color from white to tan, Gum Karaya is kept under maintained environment of our ware houses.

Further Details:

Gum karaya also known as Indian tragacanth is obtained from Indian plantations of Sterculia urens. Gum is the dried exudate of the Sterculia Urens tree of the Sterculiaceae family.Karaya occurs naturally as a complex, partially acetylated, branched polysaccharide of high molecular weight. It contains about 37% uronic acid residues and approximately 8% acetyl groups.  Karaya is a calcium and magnesium salt, with a central chain of D-galactose, L-rhamnose and D-galacturonic acid units, with some side chains containing D-glucuronic acid.The main crop of  Karaya Starts from mid December and it continues till mid June.The Best Quality Gum comes in peak summer that is April, May and June. As the atmospheric temperature increases, better quality of Karaya is collected from sterculia urens tree.

 
Gum Karaya is sorted in following four grades:

GRADE/SPEC

COLOUR

BFOM

VISCOSITY AT 1 %

HPS

White

0.5 % max

>1000 cps

No.1

White with slight gray cast

0.75% max

>800 cps

No.2

Light tan

2% max

>400 cps

No.3

Tan

3% max

>300 cps

 

These grades vary from one another in terms of, colour, solubility, viscosity, BFOM and total ash content. This variation depends on following factors like storage time, duration it has remained on tree before being picked and the tear to the bark.

Applications:

Following are some of the applications of Karaya:

  • Used in dental adhesive products.
  • Used as a bulk laxative
  • As an adhesive for ostomy rings
  • It is used as a stabilizer for dairy products and frozen desserts.
  • It is used as an acid resistant stabilizer for sherbets, fruit ices and similar low pH products.
  • Colostomy bag fixings is the most common use of gum .

 


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