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Cassia Tora Gum Powder




Cassia Tora Gum Powder

Cassia gum, flour from the endosperm of Cassia Tora is well suited for use in the manufacture of gels in combination of other colloids and has potentially numerous food applications. It is used as a thickening agent in pet food and other technical applications (e.g. emulsification, foam stabilization, moisture retention and texture improvement) at concentrations comparable to those of other edible natural gums. Cassia Gum is approved for use in Europe and is listed as a stabilizer (thickening and gelling agent) in the manufacture of canned pet foods (for cats and dogs). It is also approved for use in Japan and is listed as a food additive.

Gelling properties of refined cassia gum powder:

Refined Cassia gum is a high number of galactose side chains prohibit the synergistic gelling effect with anionic polymers. As a result, a smaller amount of hydrocolloid blend containing cassia gum is needed in a food product to achieve the same effect as with carrageenan alone or blends of carrageenan with other related galactomannans.

Cassia Tora Seed different Name

Popular Name(s): Cassia Tora, Foetid Cassia, Tora, Sickle Senna, Wild Senna, Sickle Pod, Coffee Pod
Hindi Charota an Chakvad
Gujarati Puwad , Kawaria
Bengali Chakunda
Malayalam Chakramandrakam
Sanskrit Chakramarda & Dadmari
Chinese, pinyin jué míng zi , 决明子
Japanese ebisu-gusa, エビスグサ
Korean Gyeolmyeongja, 결명자;
Portuguese fedegoso

Application of Cassia Tora Gum Powder

  • Gelling Agent
  • Thickener
  • Emulsifier
  • Stabilizer
  • moisture retention agents
  • Texturizing Agent
  • Bonding agent

Pet Food

Applications: Dry Food, Wet Food, Canned pet food, Snacks, Dog Food, Cat Food
Function: cassia gum for use as a thickening agent, gelling agent and stabilizer in pet foods

Cattle Feed & Poultry Feed

Applications : Cow Food, Bird Food ,
Functions :- cassia gum for use as a thickening agent, gelling agent and stabilizer

Dairy Products

Applications: Cream, Cheese, Yogurt, desserts, Ice cream
Function: Its helps maintain homogeneity and texture of ice creams and sherbets. As a thickener.

Baked Goods

Applications:- Donuts, Bread Cookies, Cakes, Biscuits Functions:- To increases dough yield, gives greater resiliency, and improves texture and shelf life in pastry fillings, it prevents weeping of the water in the filling, keeping the pastry crust crisp.


Applications : Noodles, Snacks, pasta, meat
Functions: Improve texture, Thickening.

Personal Care Products

Applications:- Cosmetics, Toiletries, Hair oil, Shampoo, Soap, Gel
Functions :- Cassia tora use in personal care products as a surfactant, a water soluble agent and an active ingredient.

Pharmaceutical Products

Applications :- Medicines, Drugs, creams, gels, pastes, ointments, tablets, gel capsules, suppositories, anti-fungal foams, eye drops
Functions:- Cassia tora derivatives use as a thickener and lubricant in medical products.

Specification Of Cassia Tora Gum Powder

Name Cassia Gum , Cassia tora gum powder
Appearance Yellow White Powder
Odour Odourless

Physical And Chemical Property

Moisture 12 % (max.)
Ph (1% M) 5-6 %
Gum Content 80 % (min.)
Protein 12 % (max.)
Starch Negative
Fat 0.8 % (max.)
Ash Content 1 % (max.)
Acid Insoluble Residue 3 % (max.)

Heavy Particle

Lead 0.1 ppm Max
Cadmium 0.1 ppm Max
Pb 10 ppm Max
Arsenic 0.03 ppm Max
Mercury 0.03 ppm Max


60 Mesh 85-100% pass
100 Mesh 85-100% pass


Acrobic Plate Count / Gms. 5000 Max
Yeast and Mold / Gms 100 Max
Salmonella / 25 Gms. Absent
E. Colli / 10 Gms Absent
Colliform Absent

Gel strength

500 Min

Hot Viscosities

Hot Viscosity 5% sol. Brookfield. Spindle No. 7, 20 RPM @ 25° C. TEMP, 50,000 – 100,000 CPS


25 Kg HDPE Poly woven paper bag with inside liner