Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic

Structure, Properties, Application and Economics

1st Edition - March 16, 2018

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  • Editor: Abdalbasit Mariod Alnadif
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128120026
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120033

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Gum Arabic: Structure, Properties, Application and Economics explores the management practices of gum Arabic producing trees and their environmental role, the characteristics and properties of the gum, and presents current and developing uses in food, feed, and medicinal applications. The book provides insight into regulatory aspects of production and quality control as well as underscoring some of the geographically based differences in gum Arabic trees, production, and regulation of products. Written by experts in the field, the book provides current research and developments in gum Arabic. It is an important resource for researchers in industry and academia interested in the advances in this area.

Key Features

  • Written by leading experts from key gum Arabic producing regions of the world
  • Explores the management practices of gum Arabic, from the environmental role of the tree to uses in food, feed, and medicinal applications
  • Provides nanoscience and nanotechnology applications using gum Arabic
  • Discusses applications of gum Arabic in medicine and health
  • Presents new research and trends in gum Arabic, investigating the physical properties, such as electric, optical, thermal, and magnetic


Industry researchers and producers as well as product developers; academic and institutional researchers, including food chemists

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. Agricultural, and economics
    1. Acacia seyal gums in Sudan: Ecology and economic contribution
    Sara Saad Awad
    2. Management practices of gum arabic-producing trees
    Zeinab M. Hammad
    3. Valuation of environmental role of Acacia senegal tree in the Gum Belt of Kordofan and Blue Nile Sectors, Sudan
    Mohamed El Nour Taha
    4. Impact of vegetation cover changes on gum arabic production 
    Sara Awadalkarim Ahmed
    5. Gum arabic: Certification and assessment of marketing opportunities
    Hagir Mahagoub Mahagoub El Nasri Mohammed

    Part 2. Chemistry, food and feed applications
    6. Chemical properties of gum Arabic
    Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
    7. Physical and electro properties of gum Arabic
    Abdelrahman Badawi
    8. New trends in gum arabic methods of analysis
    Elhadi Mohamed Ibrahim
    9. Thermal characteristics of Acacia gums from Gummiferea
    B.I. Beelly Osman
    10. Processing of a highly-purified grade of gum arabic from gum dust
    Nawal Abdel-Gayoum Abdel-Rahman
    11. Processing and modification of gum arabic in specific applications
    Olatunji Ololade
    12. Enhancement of color stability in foods by gum arabic
    Abdalbasit Adam Mario D
    13. Gum arabic as a thickener and stabilizing agent in dairy products
    Abdelmoneim Elhadi Sulieman 
    14. Effect of gum arabic (prebiotic) on physico-chemical and organoleptic properties of yoghurt (probiotic)
    Mohamed Abubakar Talib
    15. Extending cloud stability of Tamarindus indica l. Juice using sodium alginate and gum arabic during storage in the refrigerator
    Mohamed Abubakar Talib

    Part 3. Medical and health uses
    16. Health benefits of gum Arabic and medical use
    Abdelkareem Ahmed
    17. Gum arabic beneficial effects, clinical applications and future prospective
    Lamis Abdel Gadir Kaddam, Imad FadlElmula and Amal Mahmoud Saeed
    18. Use of acacia gum in the treatment of skin lesions of two children with kwashiorkor
    Insaf Abdelkarim Elhag Ali
    19. Extraction and utilization of Sudanese Acacia seeds oil in Biodiesel preparation
    M. A. Hamed
    20. Gum arabic dietary fiber
    Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
    21. Gum arabic and kidney failure: An exceptional panacea
    Isam Mohamed ELAmin Abu Zeid
    22. Gum arabic as dietary animal feed additives
    Abdelaziz Ahmed Fadlelmoula
    23. Applications of gum arabic in medical and health benefits
    Noura Karamalla Mohamed Salih Karamalla
    24. Functional properties of gum arabic
    Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
    25. Effect of gum arabic on the fecal bacterial mass on healthy human volunteers
    Rasheeda Hamid Hamid Ahmed
    26. Gastroprotective activity of gum arabic
    Suzy Munir Salama

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: March 16, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128120026
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120033

About the Editor

Abdalbasit Mariod Alnadif

Dr. Abdalbasit Adam Mariod is a Professor in the Department of Biology, College of Sciences and Art, University of Jeddah, ALkamil, Saudi Arabia. He is the founder of Ghibaish College of Science & Technology, Ghibaish, Sudan. Dr. Mariod has authored more than 92 publications, most of them in new oil sources of Sudan. He is an expert in oil chemistry, and has published six books and four book chapters. He received his PhD in Food Chemistry in 2005 from the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, Institute of Food Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universitäat, Münster, Germany. With over 15 years of experience and having led workshops on Gum Arabic, Dr. Mariod has put together a team of leading experts from key gum Arabic producing regions, representing the latest research and developments with this important emulsifier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biology, College of Sciences and Art, University of Jeddah, ALkamil, Saudi Arabia

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  • Emad K. Mon Dec 25 2017

    Comperhensive Book on Gum Arabic!

    This is an excellent and comprehensive book which covers almost all vital aspects of Gum Arabic. I wish the editor and authors my best wishes for this book.