CAS NO: 9000-65-1

Gum Karaya (E413,Tragacanth) also known as Indian Gum Tragacanth is a gum exudate obtained from the tree sterculia urens. Gum is polysaccharide insoluble in water and forms colloidal solution. In water yielding high viscocity.The high viscocity properties of the solutions and the swelling ability of the gum enable its utilisation in different industries in the value added forms viz., granules and powder.


Granules alone or in conjunction with some other natural additives are useful in the preparation of bulk laxatives and apetite suppressants.

Powder however is used in denture adhesives, ostomy appliance as suspending agents for foods and pharmaceutical, suspensions in ice creams. It is used as Stabilizer, Thickener, Texturizer and Emulsifier.

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