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Gum Karaya

A dried exudation from the stems and branches of Sterculia urens Roxburgh and other species of Sterculia (Fam. Sterculiaceae ) or from Cochlospermum gossypium A.P. De Candolle or other species of Cochlospermum (Fam. Bixaceae ); consists mainly of high molecular-weight acetylated polysaccharides, which on hydrolysis yield galactose, rhamnose, and galacturonic acid, together with minor amounts of glucuronic acid.

Gum Karaya (HPS)

Unground product of Gum Karaya occurs in tears of variable size and in broken irregular pieces having a characteristic semi-crystalline appearance; pale yellow to pinkish brown; translucent and horny

Powdered product: pale grey to pinkish brown; a distinctive odour of acetic acid. Items of commerce may contain extraneous materials such as pieces of bark which must be removed before use in food.

 
Gum Karaya Grade(1)

Gum Karaya used as a thickener and emulsifier in foods, as a laxative , and as a denture adhesive.

Gum karaya is an acid polysaccharide composed of the sugars galactose , rhamnose and galacturonic acid . It is used as a thickener and emulsifier in foods, as a laxative , and as a denture adhesive. It is also used to adulterate Gum Tragacanth due to their similar physical characteristics.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gum Karaya Grade(2)

Gum Karaya is a vegetable gum produced as an exudate by trees of the genus Sterculia .

 
Gum Karaya Grade(3)
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