Arabic gum is the dried gummy exudate produced spontaneously, or obtained by tapping the trunk of Senegalese Acacia, commonly known as Acacia verek (Leguminosae family). The genus Acacia includes more than 900 species, however, from an oenological point of view, two species are mainly considered, namely Acacia seyal, whose gum is commonly known as Talha, and Acacia senegal (otherwise known as verek), whose gum is called Hashab. These two species are typically produced in Sub-Saharan Africa (Senegal and Chad) and differ mainly in the rotating power of their solutions. In fact, Acacia senegal is levorotatory, while Acacia seyal is dextrorotatory.
The range offered by Enologica Vason includes several products:
Acacia senegal – levorotatory
color stabilization, roundness
ICON® GUM, ARABAN® SPRAY DRY, ARABAN® SUPER, SMARTGUM®
Acacia seyal – dextrorotatory
synergy for stability, roundness, filterability
EV GUM, ARABAN®