Cassia gum is comprised of at least 75% high molecular weight (approximately 200,000-300,000) polysaccharide consisting primarily of a linear chain of 1,4-?-D-mannopyranose units with 1,6 linked á- D-galactopyranose units.
The ratio of mannose to galactose is about 5:1.
The composition of saccharides is: mannose (77.2-78.9%), galactose (15.7-14.7%) and glucose (7.1-6.3%).
Like most polysaccharides, the following formula applies: (C6H10O5)n.H2O. Cassia gum is related to carob bean gum, tara gum andguar gum in terms of structure and chemical properties.
Cassia gum is hot water soluble and requires heating to fully solubilise and reach full viscosity in aqueous solutions.
Cassia Gum is comprised of at least 75 % polysaccharide consisting primarily of a linear chain of 1,4-ß-D-mannopyranose units with 1,6 linked ä-D-alactopyranose units.
Cassia gum forms firm thermoplastic gels with carrageenan.
Cassia gum and xanthan gum, on their own, do not have the ability to form gels. But cassia gum combined with xanthan gum, aqueous dispersions of cassia gum form cohesive, elastic gels.
Cassia is known as one of the best gelling agent, thickening additives, emulsifying additives and stabilizing additives.
Medicinal uses - Cassia tora powder has properties, useful in healing skin diseases like ring worm, psoriasis and itch. With additional natural gelling property Cassia Tora is also useful as gelling additives.
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Cassia gum is approved for use in Europe by the Commission Directive (EEC No. E 499) and is listed in the Annex of the Council Directive (70/524/EEC) as a stabilizer (thickening and gelling agent) in the manufacture of canned pet foods (for cats and dogs).
It is also approved for use in Japan and is listed as a food additive in The Ministry of Health and Welfare Announcement No. 160 (10 August 1995).
A panel of experts in the areas of toxicology, pharmacology and food science was assembled to review the safety of cassia gum for use as a thickening agent in human and pet foods in the United States.
The available data on cassia gum and structurally related gums demonstrate a lack of toxic effects in animals. This review is the basis for the consideration of cassia gum as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) under conditions of its intended use as a thickening agent in human and pet foods.
Abbreviations: FFDCA, Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; GRAS, generally recognized as safe; NTP, National Toxicology Program; OECD, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; PADI, possible average daily intake.
200 gm / 500 gm / 15 kg / 20 kg / 50 kg.
Bulk order are also available as per client's requirement.
Storage : In covered finished good shed, in dry atmosphere.
Shelf Life : 24 months after manufacturing.