Cassia Gum is derived from the endosperm of the seed of the plant Cassia Tora / Cassia Obtusifolia which belong to the Leguminosae family.
This plant grows wildly in large parts of India. Collection is done when the plant is ripe, in the months of November to January. The endosperm halves, or Cassia Splits, are separated from the husk and germ using a combination of thermal and mechanical processes. The Cassia Splits thus obtained are then milled to produce Cassia Gum powder.
India is the only country in the world producing Cassia Gum today.
Wet canned pet food
Cassia Gum is used as a gelling agent, in conjunction with Carrageenan, for wet canned pet food. It also enhances the appearance and improves texture and stabilization of the product. Synergy with other hydrocolloids also results in cost effective loaf formation.
|Approved for use in pet food by FDA, AAFCO
|By PFIAA definition, AAFCO approval is also valid for the Australian market