Gum tragacanth

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A brief description

Tragacanth gum is a natural resin obtained from the sap of several species of the genus Astragalus, such as Astralagus gummifer.

The gum seeps from an incision in the upper part of the root in the form of twisted ribbons. After it has been dried the gum is exported.

We grind and treat it in order to minimise microbiological contamination. Tragacanth gum is composed of a mix of water-soluble polysaccharides, which creates a highly viscous, taste- and odourless solution. The solutions are heat-stable and can be deployed over a wide pH range. There are numerous grades with differing colours, viscosity and prices.

Applications of Tragacanth Gum

Dairy products, sauces, dressings and other foodstuffs
Suspending agent, stabiliser, emulsifier
Gelling agent
Thickening agent

Baked goods
Improved moisture properties, improved texture of fillings

Ice cream
Improved freezing properties
Prevents the formation of irregular ice crystals

Component for the stabilisation of emulsions
Binding agent in ointment

Numerous other applications
Thickening agent, stabiliser in paints and incense

Our product portfolio

We stock tragacanth gum in different forms: treated powder, ribbons, and flakes. We also have  tragacanth gum in food grade quality. All grades are 100% natural, vegan, Halal and Kosher certified. Its use as an additive (E 413) has been approved in the EU.