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Gond Katira is widely used all over Pakistan. Gond Katira is very slightly acidic and does not dissolve completely, but swells to form a gel. It is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol and stands out for being an excellent thickener and stabilizer for emulsions and dispersions.
Gond Katira is a famous for making hakimi sharbat. Its long stability in acidic media and at changes in temperature make it ideal in the preparation of liquid salad dressings, acting as a stabilizer and viscosity agent for both regular and low calorie systems. Gond Katira is used as an emulsifying agent or thickening agent. In fruit fillings and cakes, it serves as a stabilizing agent and suspending agent, forming fillings of great gloss, transparency and long lasting.
A few uses of Gond Katira are as;
At Grocer Hub, you can buy 100% natural gum Gond Katira. Gond Katira has a plant origin; specifically it is obtained from the branches of Astragalus tragacantha. Unlike gum arabic, it forms very viscous solutions, even at low concentrations.