An in-Depth Study on the Application of Gum Arabic: A Biopolymer
Renjini M Nair1, B. Bindhu2
1Renjini M Nair, Research Scholar, Department of Physics, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2B. Bindhu, Department of Physics, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 19 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 1120-1121 | Volume-8 Issue-1C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A11960581C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Gum Arabic (GA)is a natural polymer extracted from Acacia Seyal tree and Acacia Senegal tree having high commercial value. Gum Arabic is generally harvested in Africa and Western Asia. GA is one among the oldest natural gum introduced by the Arabic traders and introduced it to the European world. GA is water soluble, appears as pale white or light-yellow powder, harmless and is generally used in food products. Present studies imply that it has cardio-,reno-, gut-, and dental- protective, antimicrobial, satiety-inducing, anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant applications. The aim of this review is to reveal the structure, properties andapplications of this heteropolysaccharide.
Keywords: Application Biopolymer Arabic Structure, Properties.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology