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Tragacanth Gum

Alternate Names

Gum Dragon, Shiraz Gum, Gum Elect

Description

Dried sap from one of several species of the Astragalus plants and shrubs that grow in the mountainous regions of the Middle East.

Tragacanth Gum - Quick Stats
Names

Gum Dragon, Shiraz Gum, Gum Elect

Allergy Information

Uses

Stabilizer, Thickener

E-Number

E413

Additional Information

Iran dominates the gum tragacanth market and Turkey is the second largest producer.



Found In

baked goods, condiments, relishes, gravy, sauces, meat products, processed fruit, fruit juice, jelly, icing, salad dressing, candy

Possible Health Effects

In rare cases, allergic reaction may occur.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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