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Guaiac Gum

Alternate Names

Guaiacum, Guaiac Gum, Gum Guaiac, Guaiacum

Description

Gum which is obtained from the resin of the Guaiacum tree which is native to the Caribbean and South America.

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Names

Guaiacum, Guaiac Gum, Gum Guaiac, Guaiacum

Allergy Information

Guar Gum

Gum Arabic

Karaya Gum

Locust Bean Gum

Uses

Antioxidant, Flavoring

Additional Information

Used as an antioxidant and a flavoring. Little is known about this plant and studies are being conducted to explore possible anti-carcinogenic properties.



Found In

oils, fats, beverages, lard, shortening, alcoholic beverages

Possible Health Effects

unknown (see additional information section)

Allergy Information

Unknown

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