Cassia Gum has its origin in the forests of central India. It is not cultivated or grown in farms.
Cassia Processing :
Cassia Tora seeds are collected from the forests and are sold to processing industries through a vast logistic network. The processing involves:
- Seed Cleaning and clarification
- Mechanical manipulation to separate the husk and the germ from the endosperm
- Cleaning and polishing of the endosperm to yield refined splits
- Conversion of the refined splits to yield Cassia Gum Flour (E 499 Pet Food Gum & Industrial Gum)
- Alcohol treatment of the Cassia Gum Flour to yield refined Cassia Gum Flour (E427 Human Food Gum)
- Chemical derivatization of cassia gum flour yields products of varied industrial and technical application.