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Cassia Tora Gum

CASSIA TORA GUM

Cassia Tora and Obtusifolia are the two very similar looking seeds that are wildly grown in many parts of India. Seeds of Cassia Tora/Obtusifolia are collected by the native people and processed by the industry to get Cassia splits which are then used to produce the powder. Cassia Gum comprises (is comprised of) 75% polysaccharide consisting primarily of a linear chain of 1,4- -D-mannopyranose units with 1,6 linked -D-galactopyranose units. The ratio of mannose to galactose is about 5:1.

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