Source & Processing
Cassia Gum Powder is the milled flour of the endosperm of the species "Cassia Tora" and "Cassia Obtusifolia". Cassia Tora and Cassia Obtusifolia belong to the Leguminosae family whose energy reservior consists of a polysacchride compound of galactose and mannose units. The molecular structure is allied with that of the known gums such as Guar Gum and Locust Bean Gum.
This Sub-tropical bean plant grows wild around the countryside, mostly in the waste lands and forests of Central and Western India. This is not a cultivated crop.
This prodcut is widly use in the wet pet food industry as a gelling and binding agent. It can also be applied as a gelling and stabilizing agent in air freshner gels.