gum acacia

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gum arabic, acacia, gum acacia

A white, powdery, water-soluble gum, extracted from certain acacia trees; used in the manufacture of adhesives and transparent paints.
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The animals were treated with 3% gum acacia, EEMM or aspirin in the respective groups for 4 days starting from the day of pouch formation.
Measurements made of particle size showed that the concentrated emulsions using gum acacia and modified gum acacia with both core materials were stable over three days storage at both temperatures.
This updated status permits the use of modified gum acacia in a wide variety of foods and beverages.
001) hepatotoxicity in rats when compared to gum acacia group indicated by increased levels of serum GOT, GPT, ALP and bilirubin (Table 1).
Galactose, sucrose (all from BDH chemicals, England), Gum acacia, pectins and corn starch (from Hopkins and Williams Laboratory Reagents, Essex, England) were used.
To get a normal range for SOD activity and to rule out the involvement of the vehicle, 6 mice were administered 10 ml/kg 1 per cent gum acacia solution for seven days.
indica was administered orally as a suspension in 3% gum acacia to the rats.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota tested three proteins--sodium caseinate, whey and soy protein isolates--as alternative materials to gum acacia and modified starch, which are traditionally used to encapsulate flavors in a spray-drying process.
As an example, whereas beta glucan in oat bran contains about 12 percent soluble fiber, gum acacia can provide about 85 percent," Ward says.