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Vol. 8, Issue 8, Part D (2022)

Gum karaya (Sterculia urens Roxb): A potential gum tree

Gum karaya (Sterculia urens Roxb): A potential gum tree

Author(s)
Rakhi Shukla and Santosh Kumar Agnihotri
Abstract
The results of this study showed that a mixture of natural gums can contain about 60 percent neutral sugars (rhamnose and galactose) and 40 percent acidic sugars (glucuronic acid and galacturonic acids). Karaya gum is mostly used as an ingredient in the preparation of emulsions, lotions, powders for fixing dentures, bulk laxatives, as a pulp binder in the preparation of thin papers and suspension properties. Traditionally, India is the largest producer and exporter of karaya gum and Europe is the largest importer of karaya gum. Since karaya gum is vital to the tribal economy and its commercial value is considerable, there is an urgent need to develop a scientific and sustainable tapping method to increase yield and ensure the survival of harvested trees.
Pages: 283-286  |  506 Views  232 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Rakhi Shukla, Santosh Kumar Agnihotri. Gum karaya (Sterculia urens Roxb): A potential gum tree. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(8):283-286.
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