Gum Arabic


We are very proud to represent this multi-functional ingredient from 3 generations with more of than 80 years of experience passing from Rathgeb tradition to RR innovation.

Proving competence and professionalism thanks to the role leader had by Rosmarie Rathgeb more times president of the ex INGAR (International Natural Gums Association for Research) and RR member of the AIPG (Association for International Promotion of Gums).

We import gum arabic directly from Sudan and we are the Italian and East Europe exclusive partner of Elanan Trading, Export and Import Co.

Thanks to this long term relationship, with this high quality supplier ISO 22000 certified, we can guarantee a carry-over of 500 Tons of gum arabic per year.

We ‘ve created two warehouses one located in the North and the other one in the Centre of Italy, where we store big quantities for prompt delivery.

If you require special parameters, we can create a tailor-made product that can be produced on demand. We stand for a high level of flexibility and individual service, which also extends to packaging, transport and documentation.

No chemical addition throughout the entire process, a 100% natural supply chain.

Origin and Sourcing

Gum Arabic is a natural vegetal resin obtained from two different species of Acacia trees naturally grown in the “Gum Belt”, especially in the Sudanese region.


This resin is produced in order to heal the cuttings made on the tree trunks, when in contact with the air this liquid becomes a glass like hard gum with high viscosity harvested during the dry season between November and April.


After the harvest, Gum Arabic tears are still soft and have to dry under the sun before the sorting, packing, storage, transport and export.

It is commonly known as E414 as additive in the food industry.


It is 100% natural, 100% high soluble dietary fiber, multifunctional, healthy, GMO free, gluten free, allergen-free and suitable for a vegan diet.

Colourless, odourless and tasteless.


We now offer Gum Arabic as raw material and as a processed product in kosher, halal and organic certified qualities.


According to the International food additive standards we source Gum Arabic from 2 species of acacia trees:

  • Senegal Kordofan (Hashab, Verek)
  • Seyal Talha

Raw Gum

  • – Cleaned: nodules
  • – Kibbled: tears with tailor made mesh size (2-6 mm, 2-10 mm…)
  • – HPS: hand picked selected nodules
  • – Siftings



  • – Mechanical: pulverized, 100 microns
  • – Micronized: 60 microns
  • – Spray-Dried: purified, pasteurized, fast-soluble


As texturizer, barrier and film-building agent, coating agent, fat and sugar separating agent in chewing-gum, sugar almonds, jellies.

As emulsifier, stabilizer, suspending agent in flavours and soft drinks, smoothies, clarified or cloudy juices basis.

As stabilizer and clearing agent in wine, emulsifier and foam stabilizer in beer.

Dairy products and sauces
As emulsifier, binder, stabilizer, suspending agent for dairies, desserts, dressings, dips, sauces.

Bakery products
For improved moisture properties, improved freezing properties, softer texture, crispier crust.

Diabetic and dietetic food
As fibre enrichment, for reduction of the nutritional value, for prebiotic properties.

Pharma and Cosmetics
As film-building and coating agent, binder, thickener for pills, tablet, capsules.
As stabilizer, emulsifier, thickener, texturier for creams, lotions, facial masks.

Technical applications
As emulsifier, suspending and stabilizing agent for printing inks, watercolours, restoration products.

    • encapsulating agent for pigment powders
    • adhesive for cigarette paper and glues
    • thickener and binding agent for glues
    • stiffening agent in textile
    • thickener in fishing and animal feed
    • binder in fireworks


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