What is CASSIA gum ?
what are the PROPERTIES of CASSIA gum ?
Cassia Gum Powder is also known as cassia powder, cassia tora powder, cassia tora splits powder. Cassia Gum is a natural Gelling Agent which has industrial and food applications is made from the seed. Cassia grows in hot, wet, tropical climates both wild and commercially. Cassia is a tonic, carminative and stimulant. Cassia contains 1-2 % volatile cassia oil, which is mainly responsible for the spicy aroma and taste.
Cassia Gum is a food additive made from the endosperm of cassia obtusifolia also known as senna obtusifolia or cassia tora. Cassia gum is a naturally occurring polymer with mannose and galactose as its repeating units. Cassia gum forms high viscosity by swelling in water after it is boiled.
Cassia gum, flour from the endosperm of Cassia Tora is well suited for use in the manufacture of gels in combination of other colloids and has potentially numerous food applications. It is used as a thickening agent in pet food and other technical applications (e.g. emulsification, foam stabilization, moisture retention and texture improvement) at concentrations comparable to those of other edible natural gums. Cassia Gum is approved for use in Europe and is listed as a stabilizer (thickening and gelling agent) in the manufacture of canned pet foods (for cats and dogs). It is also approved for use in Japan and is listed as a food additive.
Some typical applications are Ice-cream, Cheese, Sauces, yogurts, etc....Refined Casigel are used as custom additives for Gel Formation and Viscosity Modification in various food products like Cheeses, Yogurts and Sauces.