The fenugreek gum has the highest galactose (48%; M/G, 1.02:1) in its, and its molecule have linear mannan backbone, α 1→6 linked single galactose grafts with nearly all the mannose groups of the main chain part, as well fenugreek, Lucerne (Medicago sativa) and clover (Trifolium pratense), have less common galactomannans, have 48% galactose. The molecular weight of fenugreek gum is 30,000 Da, corresponding to an average presence of 180–190 monosaccharides (mannose + galactose) units in a molecule. On an average, the linear mannan backbone of fenugreek polysaccharide is built up of 90–95, β, 1→4 linked mannopyranosyl units and each backbone monomer carries and α 1→6 linked galactopyranosyl group.
Fenugreek gum is extracted from the endosperm or ground whole seed with water or dilute alkali, and the yield varies from 13.6 to 38%, depending on the variety/cultivar and extraction methods
Fenugreek gum is a nongelling galactomannan and shows resistance against freeze-up–thaw treatments.
1. It is having good viscosity and gelling properties hence it may be used in large-scale
2. As regards to the cost factor, fenugreek is cheaper compared to other gum.
3. The supply of high quality of a product (gum), particularly when there is an increased world demand for it.
4. Its approval as a food, cosmetic, or drug additive by the suitable government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Becomes a significant concern. In many cases, a physically modified, partially chemically derivatives gum provides better functionality compared
Purified fenugreek gum is a nearly colorless or slightly cream-colored powder, which can have characteristics, faint smell of fenugreek seed. It has a bland taste.
|Acid insoluble matter||3-5|
|Water insoluble matter||2-3m|
|Loss on drying (Moisture)||8-10|
|Soluble galactomannan (Dietary fiber)||70-85|
|Viscosity (Brookfield), 1.0% solution||3000-3500 cps|
|Particle size||70-100 mesh|
Food industry - As adhesives
Textile industry – As a textile thickener and sizing agent
Dye Industry – For sizing
Paper, Printing Industry – As printing paste and as paper glue
Explosives Industry – As a thickening agent
Agriculture – For creating fertilizers
Wood Industry – Woodworks and of plywood manufacturing
Cosmetic Industry- As an antioxidants
Oil and Gas Industry – Drilling & Stabilizing soil
Tobacco Industry – As adhesives
Paint Industry- For thickening purpose
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.