Gum Arabic Kibbled
Gum Arabic is a complex mixture of polysaccharides and glycoprotein that is used primarily in the food industry as a stabilizer. It is also known as acacia gum It is edible and is a key ingredient in traditional lithography, used in:
> Food industries : As an emulsifier and a thickening agent to prevent crystallization of sugar in chewing gum and other confectionary treats.
> Dairy products : As a stabilizer in frozen products
> Medical industry (Capsules shells) : As a binder, emulsifying agent, and a suspending or viscosity increasing agent.
> Cosmetics industries: is used in lotions and protective creams to give smooth feel
> Soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Pepsi)
Kibbling entails passing whole or large lumps of gum through a hammer mill and then screening it to produce smaller granules of more uniform size. Gum Arabic Kibbled are easily dissolved in water.