Tara gum

Tara gum

is obtained from the crushed and ground seeds of the Tara shrub (Caesalipina spinosa; fam. Leguminosae). It consists mainly of high molecular weight polysaccharides composed of galactomannans. The main component consists of a linear chain of (1,4)-beta-Dmannopyranose units with alpha-D-galacto-pyranose units linked by (1 6) bonds. The ratio of mannose to galactose in tara gum is about 3:1. The flour is soluble in water but insoluble in ethanol.

Already the Incas used tara gum as a medicine for irritated skin and as a natural black ink for clothing and leather tanning. Today it is also used as a natural gelling and thickening agent.

Product details

Appearance:white to yellow powder
CAS number:39300-88-4
Origin country: Peru
Physical state:firm
E-Number:417
Container:25 kg net sack
INCI:Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum
EINECS:254-409-6
Durability:24 months
Storage:should be stored at a cool, dry and light shielded place, in original packaging

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