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 Tara gum
FOODCHEM is the Tara gum supplier and manufacturer, engaged in the export and wholesale of Tara gum for more than 10 years. The MOQ of Tara gum is 500 kgs, if you need only a small amount, please contact the local distributor of Tara gum. Any suggestions and questions about the Tara gum, please send Email to, we will reply within 24 hours.

Tara gum

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Tara Gum, CAS# 39300-88-4, is isolated from the endosperm of C. spinosa seeds, available as white to white-yellow odorless powder. Tara Gum pose similar thickening effect as guar gum and locust bean gum, as the active substances of all these gums are the galactomannans. Tara gum is widely used as food thickening and gelling agent. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E417. As a professional supplier and manufacturer of food additives, Foodchem International Corporation has been supplying quality Tara Gum to customers all over the world for over 10 years. If you have any questions or wish to receive a quote, please feel free to reach us by email: or by phone: +86 21 2206 3075. Our sales person will get back to you in 1 working day.

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Appearance A white to white-yellow odorless powder
Galactomannans ≥80%
Viscosity ( Brookfield LVF, 1%, 25℃, Spindle #4, 20rpm, mPa.s) ≥5000
Solubility Soluble in water, insoluble in ethanol
pH 5.0- 7.5
Moisture 12% Max
Protein (factor N x 5.7) 3.5% Max
Fat 0.75% Max
Ash 1.5% Max
Acid insoluble matter 2% Max
Lead ≤ 5 mg/kg
Arsenic ≤ 3 mg/kg
Mercury ≤ 1 mg/kg
Cadmium ≤ 1 mg/kg
Heavy metals (as Pb) ≤ 20 mg/kg
Starch Negative
E. coli/ 5g Negative
Salmonella spp./ 10g Negative
Clostridium Perfringens/ g Negative
Mould & yeast ≤ 500 cfu/ g
Total plate count ≤ 5000 cfu/ g

Available Grade of Tara Gum

  • Food Grade: Tara Gum is widely used as thickener and texture stabilizer in food and beverage industries. Foodchem's food grade Tara Gum is available as fine powder(>99% purity).
  • Quality Control

    At Foodchem International Corporation, we apply strict quality control process to all our products. All Tara Gum we provide has been strictly tested under Kosher, Halal, HACCP and ISO standards and proved to be safe for using as food additive.

    Storage&Handling Precaution

    Storage: Tara Gum should be Store in original bags, cool and dry. Avoid excessive light.
    Handling Precaution: Handling of Tara Gum should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling of organic chemicals. Avoid skin and eye contact and breathing in dust. Avoid handling which leads to dust formation.

    Application and Uses of Tara gum

    Tara Gum is a galactomannans widely used as thickener and gelling agent in food and beverage. As a thickener and gelling agent, Tara Gum can be used in a wide variety of industries including: food production, beverage, pharmaceutical, and various other industries.
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