gum arabic


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gum arabic

n.
A gum exuded by the African acacia trees Acacia senegal and A. seyal, used as a thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer in food, pharmaceutical, and industrial products. Also called acacia, gum acacia.

[gum + Arabic.]

gum arabic

n
(Plants) a gum exuded by certain acacia trees, esp Acacia senegal: used in the manufacture of ink, food thickeners, pills, emulsifiers, etc. Also called: acacia or gum acacia

gum′ ar′abic


n.
a water-soluble, gummy exudate obtained from the acacia tree, esp. Acacia senegal, used as an emulsifier or an adhesive, in inks, and in pharmaceuticals. Also called acacia , gum′ aca′cia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gum arabic - gum from an acacia treegum arabic - gum from an acacia tree; used as a thickener (especially in candies and pharmaceuticals)
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
Senegal gum - gum arabic from the vicinity of the Senegal river
Translations
gumiarabikum

gum arabic

nGummiarabikum nt

gum arabic

ngomma arabica
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Derived from waxy maize, Purity Gum can replace gum arabic in flavour and beverage emulsions where film-forming and emulsifying properties are required--without affecting taste or viscosity.
He said that the delegation aims to stand on the protection of the Sudanese geographical indications, particularly gum Arabic, sesame, cotton and karkadi products which are given preferential treatment in movement of the Sudanese exports abroad.
However, growth will continue to be impacted by the climatic and political uncertainties associated with natural products, particularly those such as guar gum and gum arabic, which are derived from plants that are grown only in certain parts of the world.
Al-Sideeg gave an example of Gum Arabic which the US excluded from the sanctions on the grounds of "national interests".
The minister indicated that the Sudan's expected 7 million tons of production of sorghum , while the consumption is 3 million tons, stating that 5 million head of livestock have been exported this year, calling on the corporation to provide production guarantees for the private sector in the oil industry, the meat, foder and gum arabic , referring to the ready studies in this regard besides the production of minerals, gold and the extractive industries.
The TicaPAN coating systems are perfect for replacing traditional gum arabic coatings.