Nigeria is the largest producer of Gum Arabic in West Africa, and also the third largest world producer and exporter after Sudan and Chad.
There are over 1,100 Acacia species worldwide. However Acacia Senegal and Acacia Seyal are the most commercially exploited species.
Nigeria has three grades of Gum Arabic;
Acacia Senegal (grade 1)
Acacia Seyal (Grade 2) and
Combretum (Grade 3).
In the acacia gum trade, the quality of gum from Acacia seyal trees is generally considered as inferior to gum from Acacia senegal trees. Hence, Gum Arabic from acacia Senegal command premium price.
Moisture 15% Max
Total Ash 4% Max
Acid Insoluble Residue 0.35% Max
Starch or Dextrin Negative
Tannin Bearing Gum Negative
Arsenic 3 ppm Max
Lead 5 ppm Max
Heavy Metals 20 ppm Max
Total Dietary Fiber ( AS IS) 80% Min
Total Dietary Fiber ( Dry Weight) 90% Min
Packing 10, 25, 50kg in PP bags, or buyer’s request
Minimum Other Quantity None
Shipment Post, Courier, in Contanier
Loading Port Lagos
Payment 30% Advance,70% LC at Sight or Best Term
Lead Time 30 days after completion of all paper works
Sample Available on request