Gum Acacia

Every time you drink a soda, swallow a capsule, enjoy a jelly bean or lick a postage stamp, you’re ingesting an almost ubiquitous ingredient: Gum Acacia.

Gum Acacia is a natural gum made of hardened sap taken from two species of the Acacia tree:

  1. Acacia Senegal
  2. Acacia Seyal

The gum is harvested from wild trees throughout the Sahel from Senegal and to Somalia. It is one of the world’s most-common gums and can boast the longest history. Our team enjoys decades of experience sourcing and processing gum Acacia.

Gum Acacia is a complex mixture of glycoproteins and polysaccharides, with unique properties that have made it an indispensable ingredient in the food and beverage industries, to make beverages more thirst-quenching to give shell candies more crackle. But Gum Acacia is also used in printing, paint production, glue, cosmetics and various industrial applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile industries. All our Gum Acacia products are Hand-Picked-Selected (HPS), meaning that the gum we use is the brightest and clearest. This gives it very light color and ensures its optimal functional properties. Solubility Can yields solutions up to 55% concentration. Gum Acacia is truly soluble in cold water other gums are either insoluble in cold water or from colloidal suspension, not true solution. Viscosity A 20% aqueous solution will give less than 100 cps, i.e. Gum Acacia is not very viscous at such concentration. High viscosity is obtained only at concentration of 40-50%. Film Forming Gum Acacia’s superb film-forming properties make it ideal for some confectionery coatings and lithographic plate solutions. Emulsifier Gum Acacia produces highly stable emulsions making it very useful in the preparation of oil in-water food flavor emulsions, particularly for citrus. Color Gum Acacia is colorless (top quality) to pale straw color (average quality). Taste Gum Acacia has no off-taste. The taste of flavoring products co-spray dried with is not affect or dulled by Gum Acacia as carrier.

Gum Acacia Senegal

Gum Acacia Senegal is the exudate of Acacia Senegal also known as gum hashab. It is the highest quality of Gum Acacia.

BioSYLx can process crude Gum Acacia into clean crude, kibbled crude or powdered crude gum, as per client requirements. We oversee the entire manufacturing process, from harvesting to marketing and contribute to technological innovations that help improve the properties of our products and allows us to develop new product applications.

Key Features

  • Cleaned and sorted Gum Acacia Senegal
  • E414, FDA approved and GRAS, compliant with the European Pharmacopoeia Low calorie (< 2kcal/g) and non-carcinogenic.
  • Kosher and Halal certified
  • 100% natural vegetal
  • Non OGM certified
  • Cleaned, sorted and kibbled Gum Acacia Senegal
  • Mesh size: Guabic (2-6mm); Adragate (6-9mm); Karabic (6-14mm)
  • E414, FDA approved and GRAS, compliant with the European Pharmacopoeia Low calorie (< 2kcal/g) and non-carcinogenic,
  • Kosher and Halal certified
  • 100% natural vegetal
  • Non OGM certified
  • Cleaned, sorted and powdered Gum Acacia Senegal
  • Physical Aspect: tasteless and odorless powder
  • Color: white to yellowish
  • Recommended for products requiring non colored additives, i.e. dairy products, beverages, cereal bars
  • E414, FDA approved and GRAS, compliant with the European Pharmacopoeia Low calorie (< 2kcal / g) and non-carcinogenic
  • High soluble fiber content: 90-95%
  • Kosher and Halal certified
  • 100% natural vegetal
  • Non OGM certified

Gum Acacia Seyal

Gum Acacia Seyal is “the other Gum Acacia” we source from the prime sources in Africa.
We produce Gum Acacia Seyal in crude form, kibbled and powered forms. Gum Seyal does not possess emulsifying properties and is primarily used to encapsulate drug products.

Key Features

  • Cleaned and sorted Gum Acacia Seyal
  • E414, FDA approved and GRAS
  • Kosher and Halal certified
  • 100% natural vegetal
  • Non OGM certified
  • Cleaned, sorted and kibbled Gum Acacia Seyal
  • Mesh size: Talgum II (<2mm); Talgum III (<6mm)
  • Specifically adapted for encapsulation, film forming and extrusion
  • E414, FDA approved and GRAS, compliant with the European Pharmacopoeia Low calorie (< 2kcal/g) and non-carcinogenic
  • Kosher and Halal certified
  • 100% natural vegetal
  • Non OGM certified
  • Cleaned, sorted and powdered Gum Acacia Seyal
  • Physical Aspect: tasteless and odorless powder
  • Color: white to yellowish
  • Recommended for products requiring non colored additives, i.e. dairy products, beverages, cereal bars
  • E414, FDA approved and GRAS, compliant with the European Pharmacopoeia Low calorie (< 2kcal / g) and non-carcinogenic
  • High soluble fiber content: 90-95%
  • Kosher and Halal certified
  • 100% natural vegetal
  • Non OGM certified