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  • Uses of Tamarind Gum Powder in Food, Pet Food, Textile, Mining & Pharmaceutical Industries
  • source :https://www.altrafine.com        Nov 30,2018         74
    【Summary】

    Tamarind gum is obtained from endosperm of the seeds of the tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica linn) and has application in paper, textile industry, food etc. In the food industry it is used as an emulsifier and a stabilizer.

    Tamarind gum is obtained from endosperm of the seeds of the tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica linn) and has application in paper, textile industry, food etc. In the food industry it is used as an emulsifier and a stabilizer.

    Molecules of tamarind gum weigh between the ranges of 250000 and 650000 molar mass. It spreads easily in water and turns to a gluey fluid when heated up, in acidic form and thermal resistant solution.

    Applications of Tamarind Gum Powder

    Tamarind gum powder has various applications in the following industries

    1.Food Processing Industry

    In the food industry, tamarind gum powder is used in the manufacturing of ketchups, sauces, baked food, meat product, instant noodles and ice cream. It is also used on pet food as an additive. One of the souring agent in Indian curries is tamarind pulp. Due to its sugar and acid content tamarind pulp is utilized in kitchens for curries syrup and variety of other food beverages.

    2.Pet Food

    index5Tamarind kernel powder has better ability to control viscosities when added in solutions and hence makes up for a great viscosifier for addition in pet foods. It is an excellent thickening agent used in manufacture of canned pet foods processed for cats and dogs. Moreover the powder is also nutritious and contains fibers which can aid for improved digestion in the pets.

    3.Textile Industry

    In the textile industry, tamarind gum powder is used in textile sizing and textile thickeners. The good thickening property of tamarind gum powder makes is an excellent thickening agent for textile industries. Tamarind kernel powder is also used for textile sizing purposes.

    4.Mining Industry

    Due to its brilliant property of a soil stabilizer, tamarind gum powder is widely used in mining. The specific areas of its application in mining are the oil drilling and gas industries.

    5.Pharmaceutical Industry

    Tamarind gum powder has the following Pharmaceutical applications;

    • Dissolution improvement

    Tamarind gum powder is assessed for its appropriateness as a carrier to better dissolution rate of poor water-soluble drug celecoxcib.

    • Nasal Mucoadhesion

    Tamarind gum powder is used for nasal mucoadhesion studies in power formularization.

    • Bioadhesive Tablet

    Tamarind gum powder is used in manufacture of bioadhesive tablets. When evaluated result showed that lactoferrin tablets prepared with tamarind gum powder had the longest residence time in oral cavity compared to xanthan gum but bad taste gradually developed.

    As we can see above, tamarind gum powder is derived from the seeds of tamarind tree, whose origin is India.




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