MAHESH (INDIA) : Gum Karaya


The fields of application of Gum Karaya are similar to the ones of Gum Tragacanth however, there are certain limits for the use caused by odour and taste reasons (splitting off of acetic acid)

Following are some of the applications of Gum 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.
  • It is used in stabilizing packaged whipped cream products, meringue toppings and aerated dairy foods.
  • It is also used to prevent syneresis and improve the spreadability characteristics of cheese spreads.
  • It is a good emulsion stabilizer for French style salad dressings.
  • It is used as a binder for making low calorie dough-based products such as pasta, bread and other bakery products.
  • It is very effective in preparation of special quick-cooking farina cereals.
  • It is used in ground meat products as it provides good water holding and binding properties to yield finished products.
  • In the paper industry, it is used in the manufacture of long fibered, light weight papers.

Grades of Gum Karaya

Gum Karaya

We offer different grades of Gum Karaya to suit different applications. The grades vary from one another in terms of colour, solubility, viscosity, BFOM content. We offer 3 main grades which are as follows:

  • Gum Karaya SP
  • Gum Karaya Grade 1
  • Gum Karaya Grade 2

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