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Gum arabic

The resin-like substance (also gum arabic, cordofan gum, senegal gum) is extracted from the plant sap of various acacias. It is a natural polysaccharide (multiple sugar). In food it is used as a thickener, emulsifier (e.g. for mixing oil and water) and as a stabiliser. Gum arabic is used in winemaking as a so-called complexing agent.

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