Acacia senegal is a tree that grows wild and naturally in arid regions of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. It produces a sap which hardens into a natural organic gum. The tree can produce the gum from three years up to twenty five years of age and the Gum Arabic produced by Acacia senegal is often referred to as Gum Hashab.
Gum Arabic (Acacia senegal)
The trees of Acacia senegal grow under extreme climatic conditions in Eastern Africa and the Gum Arabic exudate is either collected naturally or by intentionally tapping the stem of the tree. The exudate hardens into the Gum Arabic and Nagaad Resins and Gums, in collaboration with the local communities, harvests the gum for further processing and sales.
The Gum Arabic from Acacia senegal is a superior product and being edible and soluble in water it is used primarily as a stabilizer in the food industry. The gum also has a wide range of industrial applications such as use in the production of paints, inks, cosmetics, glue, and viscosity control in textile industries.
Acacia senegal is also highly valued for its medicinal properties and used to predict blood serum, reduce cholesterol in blood, protect against heart diseases, reduce gut inflammations, and is even used as an analgesic.
This product is free from any contaminates as analysed by our laboratory facilities. It is 100% organic as the trees grow naturally and wildly.
Use: Food and beverage additive, emulsifier and stabilizer, soft drink syrups and candy manufacture, lick-able adhesives, binder in water color paint, pharmaceutical drugs and cosmetics. It is also used to relieve pain and irritation, wound healing, promote oral health, body fat reduction, and as a pro-biotic to promote good bacteria in the intestines.
Wildly crafted, no preservatives, 100% organic, obtained by tapping the stem of the Acacia senegal tree to release the gum. 100% pure product from Nagaad resins and Gums. Processed and packaged in Kenya.
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Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
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Wild and Natural
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