What is a gum?
Flora products are widely usedman. Widely used in all parts of the world and gum. In this article we will look at what a gum is and how it is used; what kinds of gums exist, and how the gum is mined.
Campe is a resinous discharge of some plants. There are a great many varieties of this product that are used in a wide variety of industries, for example:
- in the confectionery industry;
- in pharmaceutics;
- in the manufacture of silk;
- in the production of glue.
This material is a thick and sticky liquid that solidifies in the open air, as well as rapidly dissolving in water.
Types of gums
The gum separates certain types of acacias,growing in Africa and other hot countries. The collected material is sold in the form of fragments having a yellow or red color. Individual varieties of gums do not dissolve in liquids, but absorb them, forming a sticky mass similar to gelatin. Such gum is used for the manufacture of cough remedies.
Another common type of gum is cherry. It is needed for the processing of straw, which is performed in the manufacture of hats and other products. The following types of gums are also known:
Collection of gums is carried out in dry summer orautumn days. This product includes an acid, combined with sugar. In addition to pure gum, stone resin is also known. It dissolves in the liquid not completely, so it can be used in the production of various essences.
Now you know what gum is and why it can be used. Other concepts can be found in the Definitions section.