What is Fenugreek?
Fenugreek traditionally also known as “Methi” is truly a multi-purpose herb. People from Western Asia and the Mediterranean have used fenugreek for thousands of years to flavor food, improve health, and soothe skin maladies. India is one of the largest producer of fenugreek
In more recent years, fenugreek has gained global popularity as an herbal supplement with a variety of health benefits. They are a rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron. It contains photochemical like phenols, alkaloids, tannins, and flavonoids at higher level it is a proven remedy for diabetes, carcinogenic, hypo cholesterol. Many types of research have proven their antioxidant and immunity booster properties, largest producer of fenugreek is India.
Fenugreek to Fenugreek Gum
Fenugreek gum is extracted from the fenugreek seeds. The seeds are rectangular to oval in shape, pale orange to golden color having two endosperms which are galactomanans in nature. The powder is obtained from the milled endosperm of these seeds. It is a unique galactomannan with a high rate of galactose substitution since the mannose to galactose ratio is 1:1.
Rama Gum Industries is leading exporter of fenugreek seeds and Fenugreek gum, we have specialized grades that covers Tasteless Fenugreek Gum with Same nutritional Value
Galactomannan has a property of increasing viscosity when dissolved in water and it is useful for forming. If galactomannan is added to milk, it turns into ice cream, if added to cocoa, it will be chocolate, and if added to wheat flour, we can make firm noodle. We call the material increasing viscosity when dissolved in the water a gum, this makes it have more solubility in cold water compared to other galactomanans.
Phytochemicals of Fenugreek Gum Powder
The main chemicals contained in the fenugreek gum powder are the galactomannans, steroidal sapogenins and isoleucine.
Recently, studies have been conducted that highlight the biological and therapeutic properties of the fenugreek plant. These are attributed to several active secondary metabolites present in the plant including alkaloids, flavanoids, steroids, and saponins. The presence of phytochemicals called diosgenin and steroidal saponins are seen to be the main contributors for the plant being used in the productions of steroidal hormones.
The alkaloids together with other volatile compounds are responsible for the bitter taste and characteristic aroma of fenugreek. It is also a significant source of vitamin B, iron, silicon, sodium, protein, amino acids, fatty acids and dietary fiber. The fenugreek gum powder is also rich in soluble fiber, mucilage and the galactomannan that affect the uptake of bile salts and starch absorption.
The fenugreek plant is also a good source of antioxidants. Research has also reported that fenugreek fiber creates a satiety feeling in the body, has an effect on the blood glucose, insulin response and energy intake. The fenugreek fiber has also been observed to bind to and eliminate carcinogens in the intestines.
Diosgenin is one if the important secondary metabolite found in fenugreek gum powder. It has estrogenic activity and is also the most bioactive of the phytochemicals in the plant extracts. In industrial manufacturing, the compound is the active ingredient enabling large scale production of steroidal drugs and hormones such as testosterone, norethisterone, glucocorticoids and progesterone. It has also been seen to exhibit anti-cancer and anti-aging activities as well as cardio-protective and contraceptive action
Applications of Fenugreek Gum powder
- Veterinary Industry
- As a dietary fiber
- As Food emulsifier, Stabilizer
- Binder with High Nutritional Value
- Spice blends
Some Other Industrial Applications of Fenugreek Gum Powder
Due to the effect of the fenugreek gum powder on the viscosity of fluids, it has gained various industrial applications in the food industry
Where by it aids in:
- Texturization of baked goods,
- Moisture retention and thickener in sauces.
- Stabilizer in frozen products.
- The fenugreek gum powder is used as a food ingredient, flavoring agent, herb and spice
Fenugreek gum, Fenugreek galactomannan
Why Rama Gum Industries as your fenugreek Gum supplier?
Rama Gum Industries is leading exporter of fenugreek seeds and Fenugreek gum, We have specialized grades That covers Tasteless Fenugreek Gum, the company is involved in acquiring, processing and export of guar gum, since 1989. The company is Organic Certified along with GMP+, BRC, HALAL, KOSHER and FAMI-Qs Certified and recognized company.
The company also offers high quality of Guar Gum Powder, Guar Gum Splits, Guar Meal, Fast Hydration Guar Gum Powder, Cassia Powder, Cassia Tora Splits, Fenugreek Gum Powder and Sesbania Gum Powder.
We have an advanced infrastructure, skillful personnel, and efficient R&D department which promote us to provide high quality products and unmatched customer services at the cost-effective rates to our valuable customers across the globe.