Gum Arabic comes from the Acacia tree.
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Gum arabic is a branched-chain, complex polysaccharide, either neutral or slightly acidic, found as mixed calcium, magnesium and potassium salt of a polysaccharidic acid. The backbone is composed of 1,3-linked beta-D-galactopyranosyl units. The side chains are composed of two to five 1,3-linked beta-D-galactopyranosyl units, joined to the main chain by 1,6-linkages.
- Gum acacia is used to modify the physical properties of foods. Pharmacologically, gum Arabic has been claimed to act as an anti-oxidant and to protect against experimental hepatic, renal and cardiac toxicities.
- It is used as an emulsifier, & stabilizer. It is used in manufacturing candies, chewing gum and pharmaceuticals. And it is a tree extract even vegetarians can eat it.