Author(s): Verbeken D, Dierckx S, Dewettinck K
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Abstract This paper presents a review of the industrially most relevant exudate gums: gum arabic, gum karya, and gum tragacanth. Exudate gums are obtained as the natural exudates of different tree species and exhibit unique properties in a wide variety of applications. This review covers the chemical structure, occurrence and production of the different gums. It also deals with the size and relative importance of the various players on the world market. Furthermore, it gives an overview of the main application fields of the different gums, both food and non-food.
This article was published in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics