What is GUM ARABIC?

What is GUM ARABIC?

Hardened sap of the acacia tree. It is used as a stabiliser in food.


Where does GUM ARABIC come from?

The gum is harvested commercially from wild trees throughout the Sahel from Senegal and Sudan to Somalia, although it has been historically cultivated in Arabia and West Asia. It is collected from naturally occurring extrusions on the bark. Traditionally harvested by semi-nomadic desert pastoralists in the course of their transhumance cycle, gum arabic remains a main export of several African nations, including Mauritania, Niger, Chad, and Sudan.

   

Comments:

  1. kridjiti
    is it vegetarian?

  2. anynonomous
    is good for my body?

  3. Wsaddf.
    You all are crazy

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