ARABIC GUM POWDER
- 100% natural Arabic gum.
- Thickener and Emulsifier.
- Ideal for hot and cold recipes.
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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Arabic gum powder by FoodSeries is a vegan powder food additive made from Arabic gum (E414) only.
Arabic gum is a dry exudate obtained from the stems and branches of the Acacia senegal or a closely related species of Acacia. It is used in a wide variety of fields, from medicine to nanotechnology, although its most widespread uses are in food and cosmetics.
Arabic gum powder is 100% suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Arabic gum is a resinous secretion of several species of the genus Acacia, which they produce to protect themselves from environmental aggressions. It is naturally generated by making small cuts in the trunk of the plant.
Chemically, Arabic Gum consists mainly of polysaccharides of high molecular weight formed from monomers of galactose, arabinose, rhamnose and glucuronic acid.
Natural Arabic gum exuded from acacia has an intense ochre colour and a rubbery texture, which characterises its application.
Once treated for use as a food additive, its appearance turns to a pale white, yellowish or slightly orange. The powder has a glassy appearance, formed by spherical structures of small particle size with a matt appearance.
It has excellent solubility in water and lacks an aftertaste, meaning doesn't affect the taste of foods.
Arabic Gum has a wide variety of fields of application, although our product is intended for food and the recommended applications.
The main culinary application of Arabic gum is its use as a thickener.
It's normally used in industrial or homemade dairy preparations where Arabic gum can suspend ingredients in milk and positively affect the taste and texture of the product.
It is used in the preparation of ice cream, and prevents the crystallisation of the aqueous phase of the dairy, helping make preparations more creamy, balanced in the mouth, and with a cleaner flavour.
Arabic gum is also widely used in fruit juices.
In addition to acting as a bulking agent, increasing the density of the preparation and achieving a “smoothie” texture, it is able to suspend the solid phase in the liquid, meaning the starches of the juice, when fruits such as bananas are used, are distributed homogeneously, spreading out the fibre and avoiding its sedimentation at the bottom of the glass.
It plays many role in baking.
Perhaps the most famous is for the production of gloss toppings on cakes and tarts..
Have you ever seen a video of a pastry chef pouring a thick liquid on a cake that is smooth, shiny and glossy? That gloss can be made with Arabic gum.
In the processing of cereal-based doughs (such as bread or biscuits), Arabic gum improves the average stability of the mixture, its texture and its shelf life; it also complements the action of yeasts in the fermentation process before baking.
The Arabic gum is used as an emulsifier or surfactant, improving the miscibility profile of the water-in-oil-in-water phase.
Small amounts of Arabic gum can improve the mixing of small amounts of aqueous liquids in oily phases.
This is a classic application when making essential oil of fruits (lemon, orange, etc.) and aromatic plants (juniper, lavender, etc.)
It is a use that is easily extrapolated to the cosmetic field, as Arabic gum is safe in its topical application and does not result in skin reactions except in cases of allergy or sensitivity.
In the preparation of recipes using water-based sauces, such as when using fumets, béchamel, or evaporations of fermented alcohols (such as wine or beer), Arabic gum improves the miscibility of the spices used.
The surfactant properties of Arabic gum stabilise the oil droplets in the preparation and the fresh herb content and provide a creamy sauce without significantly impacting the texture, simply improving the homogeneity of the ingredients.
Arabic gum is also used in the preparation of sweets to facilitate the crystallisation of sugars and the formation of outer layers of coating in chewable presentations.
In certain fields of the food industry, it is applied as a kind of natural conservative, as when used as a coating agent it can extend the shelf life of a food.
This can be applied to fruits, although the largest industrial use is in meat preparations.
HSN Arabic Gum is Natural Arabic gum from Acacia resin.
No other ingredients have been used, as can be seen in the list of ingredients on the product label.
Many companies that market Arabic gum products combine them with starches or other polysaccharides that have gelatinising properties, but that directly affect the nutritional value and the result of the texture, flavour and properties of the culinary application of the product.
Out Arabic gum is 100% pure raw material with nothing added.
Arabic gum can come in various formats, such as flakes or granules.
However, in our case, we've preferred to treat the product by grinding it to a fine particle size.
The small particle size of the product makes it easier to use and increases its versatility, especially in cold preparations, where the flakes don't mix well.
This small size improves the dispersion of particles, avoiding their agglomeration and the formation of lumps. With a more homogeneous distribution, its texture is better.
It's impossible to give specific indications for its use as it depends on the application, the desired texture, the liquid used, its density and its fat content – the amount required will vary significantly depending on these factors.
Just add Arabic Gum until you get your desired texture. It’s instantaneous so you can adjust it precisely. In recipes subjected to heat, the density can increase even minutes after use.
Find your recipe and follow their instructions. Try them out and find your favourite texture, then tag us on our Instagram so we can share your dishes.
Gum Arabic powder has a neutral taste.
In certain recipes it can be used alongside:
Ingredients ARABIC GUM POWDER 150gArabic gum.
Warnings ARABIC GUM POWDER 150gKeep in a cool and dry place. The scoop/product quantity equivalences (grams or milligrams) are indicative, as the density of powdered products may vary between flavours and batches. We recommend the use of a kitchen scale in cases where precise dosing is required.
How to take
Add little by little in small quantities until the desired texture is achieved.
A satisfied customer says:
Very useful as a thickener, it leaves little taste and dissolves very well, the final texture is great!Show original language
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Good instant acaloric thickener, although if you overdo it, it leaves some aftertaste.Show original language
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