Newsletter: Confectionary


Featured Products: 

Acacia Gum / Gum Arabic

Natural gum exudate obtained from acacia trees in ‘African sub-Saharan zone’.

Used as emulsifier and stabilizer in confectionery products. Also considered the industry ‘gold standard’ for stabilizing beverage emulsions. We can provide different qualities (Seyal/Senegal) in pure or mixed form.

CMC – Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose

CMC or Cellulose Gum is most often used as a viscosity modifier or thickener (bulking agent), and to stabilize emulsions in various products including ice cream. We sell best-of-class material from Akzo Nobel.


Carrageenan (gelling agent, stabilizer, emulsifier)
Pectin (stabilizer & gelling agent)
Carboxymethyl Cellulose / CMC (bulking agent)
Carob Bean Gum / Carobin (substitute for cocoa)
Gum Arabic (stabilizer, emulsifier, thickener)
Guar Gum (thickener & stabilizer)
Xanthan Gum (emulsifier, stabilizer, thickener)
Gelatin (gelling agent & stabilizer)
Starches: modify texture (maize, corn, potato, tapioca)

Sumo Food Ingredients

The Chemelco Group is a family-owned, private company that has been sourcing and providing innovative, healthy and environmentally sustainable raw ingredients to the food and animal nutrition, home and personal care, as well as cosmetics industries since 1965.

We have strategically positioned our global offices to ensure that you, our client receive the highest level of quality product, logistical support, accurate documentation and superior customer service.

Due to the high demand for quality and reliable food ingredients, Sumo Food was created as a division of Chemelco. The Sumo Food Ingredients (SFI) portfolio gradually expanded, branching out to include blended products, with multiple applications. Today, our list of products continues to increase and we are proud to offer single ingredients, stabilisers, emulsifiers and organic products.