Arabic Gum

Arabic Gum is a natural exudate gum, also known as Acacia gum is a composite mixture of polysaccharides and glycoprotein that is mainly used as stabilizer in the food industry. Arabic gum is a product of the two species of acacia trees, Acacia Senegal and Acacia Seyal.
Sudan is greatest producer of Arabic gum, with more than 75% of the Senegalese grade supply which is the best quality. The acacia tree is found in dry regions of the country such as Darfur Kordofan and Sennar.


·        Confectionary (chocolate and chewing gum).

·        Beverages (soft drinks)

·        Flavoring

·        Stabilizing agent for frozen dairy desserts, etc.

·        Nutrition (alimentary fiber)

·        Medical industry (capsules shells)

·        Paint Production

·        Cosmetics.

Types and grades of Gum Arabic 

Grade 1:  Hashab (Acacia Senegal):

Hashab known as hard gum for its glassy fracture is a pale to orange-brown colored solid substance, which consists of 85% of soluble dietary fiber and is known for many uses such as acting like a stabilizer for beverage emulsions and food items.

General specifications of Hashab grades:

·        Hand Picked Selected: 16mm & above.

·        Cleaned and sifted: 5mm – 16mm.

·        Granules: 0.5mm – 5mm.

·        Dust: 0.5mm.

Available sizes for export:

·          1mm & above.

·        Dust: 0.5 mm & under.

Grade 1: Talha (Acacia  Seyal):

Talha known as Flaky gum for its easy to crumble to powder is a yellow-brown colored solid substance and is very soluble in water.

General specifications of Talha grades:

·          Cleaned: 4mm & above.

·        Sifting: 0.5mm – 4mm.

·        Dust: 0- 0.5mm.

Available sizes for export:

·          Cleaned: 4mm & above.

·        Sifting: 0.5mm – 4mm.

·        Dust: 0- 0.5mm.


·          Packed in 25 or 50 Kg Emulsion bags.

·        Gum Arabic is exported 22 MT exported in 20ft containers.