Clean-Label Gums: Gum Arabic

Crucial alternatives to meet growing clean-label demand

“There are multiple variations of hydrocolloids that have been minimally processed, such as gum Arabic,” says Gum Technology’s Kuc. In fact, gum Arabic has a long history in Africa and the Middle East where it’s still harvested as a sap from acacia trees. (It’s also called acacia gum.) By any name, this complex of polysaccharides and glycoproteins is an effective clean-label texturizer and emulsifier in frostings, confections, chewing gum, and beyond.

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