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Sesbania Gum

Sesbania gum, also known as Sesbania galactomannan, is a natural plant-based gum extracted from the seeds of Sesbania sesban, a leguminous plant native to South Asia. The sesbania gum powder is white loose milky powder which is soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol, ketones, ethers and other organic solvents.

Sesbania gum powder can be dispersed in cold water to form a viscous solution.

The viscosity of sesbania gum powder is 5-10 times higher than natural plant gum, sodium alginate. It plays a major role as a flocculant in water and wastewater treatment. This gum is similar to other galactomannans like guar gum and locust bean gum and is used in various industries for its thickening, gelling, and stabilizing properties.

Furthermore, the constituents and specifications of sesbania gum powder are as follows. It has a minimum viscosity of 2000 to 2500 cps. And when the viscometer is used at a temperature of 25 degrees and speed of 20 rpm, it has a maximum viscosity of 3000 to 3500 cps.

Further sesbania gum powder has a moisture content of maximum 12 percent, passing 90 percent, proteins 5 percent, fat 1 percent, A.L.R. 3 percent, Ash 1 percent, pH between 5.5 to 7.0, carbohydrates minimum 80 percent, arsenic maximum 3 ppm, lead maximum 2 ppm, and heavy metals maximum 20 ppm.

Besides this, it has been found after performing microbiological tests, that the sesbania gum powder contains a total plate count per grams of maximum 5000, yeast and mold per gram of maximum 200, salmonella per 25 grams is not present, and also, E. colli and Colliforn is not available.

  • Specifications

    Parameters Value
    Moisture 12 % Max.
    Proteins (N x 6.25) 5 % Max.
    Fat 1.0 % Max.
    A.I.R. 3.0 % Max.
    Ash 1.0 % Max.
    Viscosity. By Brooke field Viscometer at 25ºC, 20 rpm Spindle No-4 Solution - 1% 2000 / 2500 Cps Min.
    pH 5.5 - 7.0
    Carbohydrates ( by difference ) 80 % Min.
    Arsenic 2 ppm Max.
    Lead 2 ppm Max.
    Heavy Metals 20 ppm Max.
  • Application

    • Food Industry: Sesbania gum is utilized as a food additive, primarily as a thickening and gelling agent. It is commonly employed in food products such as sauces, dressings, desserts, and dairy products to improve texture and consistency.
    • Pet Food Industry: Similar to cassia gum, sesbania gum can be used in the pet food industry for its thickening and stabilizing properties. It helps create a desirable texture in wet pet foods and can contribute to the overall quality of the product.
    • Pharmaceuticals: In the pharmaceutical industry, sesbania gum may find applications in the formulation of oral medications. It can be used as a binder or disintegrant in tablet formulations to control the release of active ingredients.
    • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: Sesbania gum is sometimes included in cosmetic and personal care formulations, such as creams and lotions, for its ability to provide viscosity and improve product stability.
    • Textile Industry: In the textile industry, sesbania gum can be used as a thickening agent in the printing and dyeing of fabrics. It aids in controlling the viscosity of the printing pastes.
    • Paper Industry: Sesbania gum may be employed in the paper industry as a sizing agent, improving the strength and printability of paper.
    • Oil and Gas Industry: Some galactomannans, including sesbania gum, are explored for use in enhanced oil recovery processes due to their ability to alter the rheological properties of fluids.
  • Packing & Storage

    Packing : 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.