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Karaya Gum

Alternate Names

Kaday, Katilo, Kullo, Kuterra, Sterculia Gum, Indian Tragacanth

Description

Made from the dried sap from the trunk of the Stercuila trees which are native to India.

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Names

Kaday, Katilo, Kullo, Kuterra, Sterculia Gum, Indian Tragacanth

Allergy Information

Guar Gum

Guaiac Gum

Gum Arabic

Locust Bean Gum

Uses

Stabilizer, Thickener

E-Number

E416

Additional Information

Karaya gum does not breakdown in the digestive track and has a laxative effect (most is eliminated through a bowl movement).



Found In

ice cream, frozen dairy desserts, milk products, soft candy, cheese, jelly, jam

Possible Health Effects

Can cause allergic reactions such as hay fever, asthma, dermatitis and gastrointestinal distress. Also see additional information section.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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