Arabic Gum Powder - ACACIA SENEGAL
Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Arabic Gum powder is made from the hardened sap tears from the trunk and branches of Acacia Senegal tree, a member of the Leguminosae (Fabaceae) family. Gum arabic is a complex mixture of saccharides and glycoproteins. It is used as a food additive in baking and cooking. It is also used in crafts and cosmetics.
Other Names: Acacia, Cape Gum, Egyptian Gum, Egyptian Thorn, Gum Acacia, Gum Arabic, Gum Senegal Tree, Hachah, Indian Gum, Kikwata, Mgunga, Mokala, Rudraksha.
Part Used: Gum
Culinary Uses: Gum Arabic Powder is widely used in the food industry as an emulsifier and thickening agent. It is used in confections to inhibit sugar crystallization, as a thickener, stabilizer and flavor emulsifier.
Medicinal Uses: Arabic Gum is used for soothing mucous membranes of the intestine and to treat inflamed skin. It is also reportedly used for astringent properties.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Ingestion of Arabic Gum powder may raise serum cholesterol. Some forms of acacia gum can cause allergic reactions, including respiratory problems and skin lesions.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*