The Gum Arabic in the southern region of Morocco

K Azzaoui, B. Hammouti, A. Lamhamdi, E. Mejdoubi, M. Berrabah


Gum arabic (GA) of the Marocco  is a branched-chain, complex polysaccharide, either neutral or slightly acidic, found as a mixed calcium, magnesium and potassium salt of a polysaccharide acid. The backbone is composed of 1,3-linked β - D- galactopyranosyl units. The side chains are composed of two to five 1,3- linked b- D- galactopyranosyl units, joined to the main chain by 1, 6- linkages. Gum acacia (GA) is used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries as an emulsifier and stabilizer, and in some countries in the traditional treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Different brands of GA are commercially available, but their comparative efficacy against adenine-induced CKD is unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine the écologic characteristics who assured the Acacia gum in the area of Morocco, its development and reproduction in an arid environment, as in our area


Gum Arabic, ecology, Pharmacological properties, application, Morocco.

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