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Cassia Gum Petfood Grade

Cassia Gum Pet Dood E499 is used as a food for pets substituting locust bean gum or carob gum outside Europe. It is used with the combination of Kapa Carrageenan as wet canned pet food.

Cassia Gum 1f499 is approved for use in Europe as an additive in Animal feed nutrition through regulatory commission (EU) 2019/1947.

Gelling and Texturizing of Pet Foods (Dogs and Cats) – Wet and Semi Wet Formulations. It forms thermoplastic gels with kappa carrageenan and also forms viscoelastic gel with xanthan gum.

According to the European food safety authority (EFSA) the cassia gum is used in combination with other gelling agents such as the kappa- carrageenan or the Xanthan gum during manufacture of the pet foods.

  • Chemical Structure

    • Cassia gum is comprised of at least 75% high molecular weight (approximately 200,000-300,000) polysaccharide consisting primarily of a linear chain of 1,4-?-D-mannopyranose units with 1,6 linked á- D-galactopyranose units.
    • The ratio of mannose to galactose is about 5:1.
    • The composition of saccharides is: mannose (77.2-78.9%), galactose (15.7-14.7%) and glucose (7.1-6.3%).
    • Like most polysaccharides, the following formula applies: (C6H10O5)n.H2O. Cassia gum is related to carob bean gum, tara gum andguar gum in terms of structure and chemical properties.
  • Physical Properties

    • Cassia gum is hot water soluble and requires heating to fully solubilise and reach full viscosity in aqueous solutions.
    • Cassia Gum is comprised of at least 75 % polysaccharide consisting primarily of a linear chain of 1,4-ß-D-mannopyranose units with 1,6 linked ä-D-alactopyranose units.
    • Cassia gum forms firm thermoplastic gels with carrageenan.
    • Cassia gum and xanthan gum, on their own, do not have the ability to form gels. But cassia gum combined with xanthan gum, aqueous dispersions of cassia gum form cohesive, elastic gels.
    • Cassia is known as one of the best gelling agent, thickening additives, emulsifying additives and stabilizing additives.
  • Applications

    Cassia gum, particularly in its pet food grade, finds various applications in the pet food industry due to its unique properties.

    • Thickening Agent: Cassia gum is commonly used as a thickening agent in wet pet food formulations, such as canned or pouched pet foods. It helps improve the viscosity of the product, contributing to a desirable texture and consistency.
    • Gelling Agent: In addition to its thickening properties, Cassia gum can act as a gelling agent in wet pet food. This is especially useful in creating gel-like textures in certain pet food products, enhancing their appeal and palatability.
    • Water Retention: Cassia gum has excellent water-holding capacity, which is beneficial in preventing dehydration and maintaining moisture levels in pet food. This is particularly important in semi-moist pet foods where maintaining a specific water content is crucial for product quality.
    • Stabilizer: Cassia gum functions as a stabilizer in pet food formulations, helping to maintain the structural integrity of the product. It can contribute to the stability of emulsions and suspensions, preventing phase separation and improving overall product quality.
    • Texture Improvement: The addition of Cassia gum can enhance the overall texture of pet food, making it more appealing to pets. This is important for pet food manufacturers looking to create products that meet both nutritional and sensory requirements.
    • Natural and Organic Products: Cassia gum's origin from natural plant sources makes it a desirable ingredient for pet food manufacturers producing natural or organic pet food products. It aligns with the growing consumer demand for natural and minimally processed pet food.
    • Compatibility with Other Ingredients: Cassia gum is often compatible with a wide range of other ingredients commonly used in pet food formulations. Its versatility allows for its incorporation into various recipes without negatively affecting the final product.
    • Film Formation: Cassia gum has film-forming properties that can be useful in certain pet food applications. This feature can contribute to the creation of coatings or films that improve the appearance and overall quality of pet treats or kibbles.
  • Packing & Storage :

    Packaging :200 gm / 500 gm / 15 kg / 20 kg / 50 kg. Bulk order are also available as per client's requirement.

    Shelf Life :24 months after manufacturing.

    Storage : In covered finished good shed, in dry atmosphere.