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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4 (SUNA) -- The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Abdul Rahman Al Ajaab, on Wednesday expressed hope the coming World Conference on Gum Arabic would boost efforts taken to place Sudan in it well deserved position as the world top producer for Gum Arabic
or combination of polymers such as maltodextrin and inulin, maltodextrin and gum arabic, gum arabic and tapioca starch [8] depending on the characteristic properties of the active ingredient.
22 (BNA): Gum Arabic is the exudate produced by two major trees, acacia senegal and acacia seyyal, in addition to 30 other acacia trees all of which comprise the so-called Gum Arabic Belt in the Sudan, said Dr.
As a cementing material, gum arabic and polyvinyl acetate (PVA), diluted in water heated at 70[degrees]C (MENDONCA et al., 2007), at a concentration of 30% (SILVA; NAKAGAWA, 1998) were used, and, at the end, finishing with artificial food coloring.
Meanwhile, taking gum Arabic regularly also has the potential for treating sickle cell disease in more than one way.
While some of the glitter and dust is produced specifically for use on foods including sugar, acacia (gum arabic), maltodextrin, cornstarch and are edible, others are not.
Using maltodextrin, gum arabic, pectin and soy protein isolate, they developed three formulas: formula 1 containing maltodextrin and gum Arabic; formula 2 containing pectin and gum Arabic; and formula 3 containing pectin and soy protein isolate.
Even though the image may resemble a color photograph, it is a fabrication of layers of pigment and hardened gum Arabic.
Gum Arabic (GA) is a [Ca.sup.2+]-, [Mg.sup.2+]-, and [K.sup.+]-rich dietary fiber [15].
November 4, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Gum Arabic Council (GAC) Saturday said it would adopt new policies allowing direct exportation of the commodity to the United States.
New York, NY, May 06, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The importance of gum arabic as thickening agent in production of chewing gums, as a binder for manufacturing watercolor paints, as an additive in ceramic glazes, and as an adhesive for rolling papers used in cigarettes makes it among the most useful natural emulsifier in the world.