Gum Tragacanth


    AppearanceYellowish-white to pale brown powder
    ApplicationsStabiliser, thickener, emulsifier
    DefinitionA dried gummy exudation obtained from Astragalus gummifier Labillardiere, or other Asiatic species of Astragalus
    E numberE413


    (Karaya Gum)
    Passes test
    IdentificationPasse test
    SolubilitySwells in water and forms a smooth, stiff, opalescent mucilage
    Organic Volatile ImpuritiesPasses test
    Heavy metals
    (as Pb)
    Max 20 ppm
    LeadMax 10 ppm
    (Brookfield RVT, spindle 3, 20rpm, 25°C, 25h,1% sol. in wter)
    Min 400 mPas
    StorageStore under cool dry conditions
    Shelf life3 years if storage conditions observed


    SalmonellaAbsent in 10g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent in 1g

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Mon 16 January 2012 (929)

    Product also known as : E413

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