FOGA GUM ACACIA PRODUCTS
FOGA produces a range of Gum Acacia (hashab) products like Instant Powder and spray-dried Arabic gum.
To tap the resin cuts are made in the bark. The exudate dries up in the open air and is then manually harvested. There are 2 tappings per season in December and March.
After the harvest, the Gum Acacia tears are still soft and have to dry under the sun before the sorting, packing, storage, transport, and export.
Granulating and Milling
The raw Gum Acacia pieces go through processing stages to be made into different products like a spray-dried variant and also an instant powder variant.
The Gum Acacia is dissolved in water, purified (by sieving and centrifugation), pasteurised, and then finally transformed into standardised powders through FOGA’s own drying process.