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Gum Arabic

Alternate Names

Acacia Gum, Chaar Gund, Char Goond, Meska

Description

A natural gum made from the sap of the acacia tree which is native to countries throughout Africa and the Middle East.

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Names

Acacia Gum, Chaar Gund, Char Goond, Meska

Allergy Information

Guar Gum

Karaya Gum

Guaiac Gum

Locust Bean Gum

Uses

Stabilizer, Thickener, Emulsifier, Gelling Agent

E-Number

E414

Additional Information

This gum, in addition to other types of treatment, has been used as a form of renal replacement therapy to help people with end-stage renal failure (kidney failure). It is an alternative to the standard dialysis treatment.



Found In

beverages, candy, frosting, dairy products, ice cream, chewing gum, marshmallows, cake decorations, gumdrops, gelatin and pudding desserts, nut products, hard candy, cough drops,

Possible Health Effects

May cause hypersensitivity and allergic disorders (hay fever, asthma, dermatitis).

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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