Gum Arabic


Facts and Uses

GUM ARABIC - Also known as acacia gum or acacia powder is a fibrous product made from the natural hardened sap of two types of wild Acacia trees. It is considered to be natural, edible and generally safe for human consumption. Research suggests that it’s non-toxic, especially when used in normal/moderate amounts, and tolerated by people with sensitivities to gluten.

  • It is used in sweeteners and as a food, beverage and drink additive, a liquid or drink thickener, in cake and pastry preparation and in food flavourings
  • It is used in manufacturing pharmaceutical capsules to coat pills and in the making of vitamins, lotions and mascara.
  • It is water soluble and used in the manufacturing of adhesives and ink as well as it is a binding medium for marbling colours.