American Journal of Applied Sciences

Utilization of Gum Arabic for Industries and Human Health

Eqbal Dauqan and Aminah Abdullah

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2013.1270.1279

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 10

Pages 1270-1279

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.

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© 2013 Eqbal Dauqan and Aminah Abdullah. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.