gum Arabic


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a·ca·ci·a

(ă-kā'shē-ă),
The dried gummy exudation from Acacia senegal and other species of Acacia (family Leguminosae), prepared as a mucilage and syrup; used as an emollient, demulcent excipient, and suspending agent in pharmaceuticals and foods; formerly used as a transfusion fluid.
Synonym(s): gum arabic
[G. akakia]

A·ca·ci·a

(ă-kā'shē-ă)
1. A tree or shrub with distribution in arid geographic regions.
2. Gum arabic, the dried gummy exudation from Acacia senegal and other species of Acacia (family Leguminosae), prepared as a mucilage and syrup; used as an emollient, demulcent, excipient, and suspending agent in pharmaceuticals and foods; formerly used as a transfusion fluid.
Synonym(s): gum arabic.
[G. akakia]

gum Arabic,

n Latin name:
Acacia senegal; part used: gum; uses: lower cholesterol, kidney conditions, gum disease, oral health, sore throat, diarrhea; precautions: none known. Also called
Egyptian thorn or
senega.

gum

1. a mucilaginous excretion of various plants.
2. see gingiva.

gum arabic
see acacia.
gum tragacanth
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He expected Sudan's gum Arabic production to exceed 200,000 tonnes early next year, saying the new policies include direct contracts with the producers and exporters besides the expansion of global markets.
Growing application of gum arabic as tablet binders, film forming agent, and suspending agents in production of pharmaceuticals
In this attention, Gum Arabic (GA) or Acacia gum is an edible biopolymer obtained as exudates of mature trees of Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal which grow principally in the African region of Sahe in Sudan.
At the end of the storage period, the sample G30, formulated with 30% of gum arabic, showed solid contents higher than 90% due to the lower initial water content and lower water absorption rates along the storage.
Effect of gum Arabic coating with calcium chloride on physic-chemical and qualitative properties of mango (Mangifera indica L.
What's more, it lacks a protein allergen found in the gum Arabic derived from the acacia tree, and it is free of undesirable terpenoid compounds present in domestic sources of the polysaccharide--notably the western larch tree.
Therefore, in the present study we would like to study theeffect of pure samples of gum Arabic (GA), carrgeenan (CR) compared to cellulose (CE) as a control on protein indices, fat and energy metabolism in rats.
These two trees are found in the Sub-Saharan Africa in what is known as the Gum Arabic belt that extends between 12-16 degrees north.
From which type of trees does gum arabic originate?
corners: ground azurite for blue, gum arabic from acacias in the African