Cassia Seed

Cassia Tora seed is very hard seeds. It is also bold and small. Cassia plant grows in India after monsoon which comes in June or July. Cassia tora seeds will be collected by poor people from forest in November – December.

The Cassia plant mainly grows in the tropical regions of India and is commercially supplied in bulk from regions of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh also some part of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Specification of Cassia Tora Seeds

Botanical Name Cassia Obtusifolia, Cassia Tora
Local Name Chakunda, Cassia, Puwad, Tora, Sickle Senna, Sickle Pod, Coffee Pod, Tovara, Chakvad, Foetid Cassia,
Color Light Brown
Size 0.3 to 0.4 cm.
Ash Content 5 % Max.
Iron 50 ppm Max.
Arsenic Nill
E-Coli Absent

Cassia Tora Split

About Cassia Tora Splits

Cassia tora splits is manufactured from the seeds of Senna obtusifolia or Cassia obtusifolia or Cassia Tora or Cassia Occidentalis.

Cassia grows mainly in subtropical regions and is grows mostly wild and occasionally cultivated. The name is derived from Latin words “obtus” meaning blunt and “folium” meaning leaf. This is annual plant that mainly grows after the Indian monsoon season. This plant bears pods of nearly 20cm which contain many cylindrical seeds. These are the cassia tora seeds that are usually broken into two halves and referred to as cassia splits.

These splits are usually called by different names like cassia tora gum splits, cassia gum splits, cassia splits, senna splits, cassia senna splits etc.

Specification of Cassia Senna Splits

Odour Typical
Moisture 7% Max.
Ash % 1% Max.
Protein 7% Max.
Black & Red 1% Max.
Dehusking 93%

Cassia Gum – A Natural Gelling Agent

Cassia Tora seeds (Cassia Tora L., Cassia obtusifolia L.,Caesalpiniaceae) is subject to different mechanical cleaning steps in order to remove other impurities, such as, farm waste, undeveloped seeds and stones.
After cleaning the seeds are dehusked and de-germed by milling and screening to get cassia tora splits. The splits are ground to a uniform small particle size powder.

Cassia gum powder is also known as cassia powder, cassia tora powder, cassia tora splits powder

It is a natural gelling agent. Cassia Gum Powder E499 has application in pet food and Cassia Gum Powder E427 is used as a food additive. Apart from this, it has many other industrial

Specification of Cassia Tora Seeds

Gelling Agent Texturizing Agent
Emulsifier Thickener
Stabilizer Natural Fiber
Bonding agent Moisture retention agent

Physical and Chemical properties of cassia gum powder

  • Color – Yellow
  • Oder – Odorless
  • Texture – Free flowing fine powder
  • Solubility – Hot Water
  • Gel Strength – 500 Min
  • Chrysophanic Acid – 2 PPM Max.
Available Product Grades
Cassia Gum Food Grade – E427

Cassia Gum Food Grade E427 is used in various products like mixes, cheese, frozen dairy desserts etc. in the form of different agents like thickeners, moisture retention agents, foam stabilizers, emulsifiers and texturizing agents. The refined cassia gum powder is also been used in salads, multi course meat meals, appetizers as well as sandwich ingredients are also been prepared.

Cassia Gum Food Grade E427 is used as thickener, emulsifier, foam stabilizer, moisture retention agent and texturizing agent in cheese, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, meat products and poultry products. And also used in preparing air fresheners in the form of gels.

Cassia Gum Pet Food Grade – E499

Cassia Gum Pet Food E499 is used as a food for pets substituting locust bean gum or carob gum. It is used with the combination of Kapa Carrageenan as wet canned pet food.

Gelling and Texturizing of Pet Foods (Dogs and Cats) – Wet and Semi Wet Formulations. It forms thermoplastic gels with kappa carrageenan and also forms viscoelastic gel with xanthan gum.

  • Packing – As per buyers requirement
Applications of Cassia Gum Powder

Pet Food

Air Fresheners


Frozen Foods

Foods Miscellaneous

Cassia tora meal

Cassia tora meal is also recognized as cassia meal.Cassia Meal is husk and germ of cassia tora seeds and it is widely used as a cattle feed.

It is by-product obtained while manufacturing cassia gum splits.It contain contains 30% protein (O+A).

It is used by cattle feed industries to increase protein.


Used in cattle feed industries to increase protein.

Specification of Cassia Tora Meal

Product Cassia Meal
Protein ( O + A ) 30.00% Min.
Silica ≤2.00%
Fiber ≤10.00%
Moisture ≤10.00%