World Leader and Expert in Acacia

  • Emulsifier, stabilizer, texturizer
  • Coating & encapsulating agent
  • Prebiotic properties

World leader and expert in acacia, Nexira continues to improve the functional and nutritional performance of acacia with an innovative vision to develop new products for high value-added applications.


Acacia, also known as gum Arabic, is mainly harvested in the Gum Belt. Commonly used at the local level for indigenous remedies, food preparation, ink, and paint, it has now become a key raw material used internationally in the production processes of multiple industries including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics

Sustainably sourced, all-natural acacia is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and is available in organic, FODMAP-friendly and Non-GMO Project Verified grades, as well as gluten-free and low in calories. This means it can be included on ‘clean-label’ packaging that appeals to a flourishing worldwide market of conscientious shoppers. 

All-natural and GMO-free, our acacia solutions are extremely useful to food & beverage manufacturers, playing many roles, including:

  • Encapsulation agent
  • Stabilizer for colloidal systems
  • Texturizer in sugar and polyol mediums
  • Binder for sugar and polyol-compressed products
  • Emulsifier for oil in water emulsions

Click here to discover in details how acacia can be used in a large range of food & beverage applications.


UPDATE: According to FDA’s new food and nutritional labeling rules, acacia fiber is now classified as dietary fiber in the US



Having had an established presence in Africa for more than a century, Nexira is a true pioneer in acacia fiber* research. Very early in its history, Nexira focused its scientific research on the nutritional benefits of acacia as a native source of soluble dietary fiber*. More than 40 studies have been performed since the  late 1970’s and thanks to Nexira’s support, the acacia fiber* effect has been largely  demonstrated. As part of its scientific corporate culture, Nexira has performed a large number of research studies and clinical trials with acacia fiber*, enabling the company to file patents for the health benefits of its natural ingredients, augmenting their global reputation in the nutraceutical industry.

Nexira offers a natural and clean label line to fortify your products with healthy prebiotic fiber*:

  • Exceptional digestive tolerance – No gastrointestinal side effects
  • All-natural and GMO-free
  • Proven prebiotic properties
  • Stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria
  • Promotes digestive health
  • Stimulates the production of Short Chain Fatty Acids
  • Safe for teeth
  • Low caloric value – 2 kcal/g
  • Low glycemic response – Ideal for low glycemic index and sugar-free products
  • Suitable for low FODMAP diet


Nexira consistently leverages its technical and nutritional expertise on a daily basis, resulting in the development of innovative applications and new products for the food, beverage and health industries:

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[1]: Simulator of Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem with Prodigest
*Dietary fiber status must be checked in compliance with local regulations
This communication is not intended to the final consumer. It provides scientific information for professionals only. Communications to the final consumer have to be checked according to local regulations in force, since the conditions of use are beyond our control. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.