The obtusifolia splits are obtained from processing the seeds of cassia obtusifolia. The term is derived from Latin origin called “Obtus” which means blunt and “folium” means leaf. In India it grows in full stretch after the end of monsoon season. Each plant can bear nearly 20cm of pods and these pods contain cylindrical shaped seeds in them.They are then removed and broken into two pieces called splits.
The splits are referred to in different terms like senna splits, torea splits, etc. However, before the splitting takes place, the raw material is sent for grading to get differentiated in terms of size. During differentiation the less developed ones are removed and good quality seeds obtained at final stage is reduced to 0.05%.
They are then sent for de-husking and de-germing process through thermal mechanical treatment. De-husking is a series of processes which involved heating, grinding, polishing and sieving. This is then followed by milling and screening to pick endosperm. The endosperm is finally separated from the germ.
Cassia Splits Characteristics and Composition
The splits are composed of mannose and galactose units. They appear pale yellow in color and they contain naturally water soluble property. They act as thickening agent. In addition, they can form into excellent gel when combined with carageenan or xanthan and employed as food additives. Apart from that they are also used as important ingredient in the making of different types of animal food such as cattle feed, dog , cow and cat foods.
Cassia Tora Split Powder
Cassia Tora Split powder is extracted from their splits and they contain natural ingredients and gelling properties in it. When it comes to pet food preparation, it works as an effective gelling agent. This product is approved for safe usage in Europe and approved by Commission Directive (EEC No.E 499) and it has been listed as a stalilizer, thickener and gelling ingredient in Annex of the Council Directive (70/524/EEC). The splits are used in combination with carrageenan and can be replaced instead of Locust bean gum or carob gum or guar splits.These are also applied in the manufacturing of air fresheners in the form of gel.
They are also used as a texturizing agent in the making of cheese, poultry products, frozen dairy products, etc. It can also be used in the preparations of meat dishes, salads, appetizers, sandwich ingredient, etc. It acts as a good ingredient in the preparation of commercially processed meat.
In oil and gas industry it is used as a surfactant and water soluble agent. In personal care products also it works out well as an active ingredient. The cationic cassia derivatives remains a suitable component in the preparation of toiletries, cosmetics, etc . Other applications include pharmaceuticals, pastes, ointments, tablets, anti-fungal foams, gel capsule,s suppositories, pomades, creams, eye products without limitation, non-topical and topical pharmaceutical products, etc.
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