Gums are generally polysaccharides of natural origin which has a capability of increasing the viscosity of the solution even at a very low concentration.
Food Industry: Used as thickening agents, gelling agents, emulsifying agents, and stabilizers.
Other industries: Used as adhesives, binding agents, inhibitors, clarifying agents, encapsulating agents, flocculating agents, swelling agents, foam stabilizers, etc.
Most often natural gums are used which are found in the woody elements of plants or in seed coatings.
Natural gums can be classified according to their origin. They can also be classified as uncharged or ionic polymers (poly electrolyte).
Vasundhara Industries manufactures markets and distributes following gums: