Scientific name: Senegalia senegal
Origin: S Africa
Medicinal use: Gum arabic is the resin of a variety of acacias, used as a natural thickener and to give elasticity to candies. Gum arabic has been known and used for centuries in food as a gelling or solidifying agent for food. Gum arabic is used as a thickener, conferring elasticity, and as an emulsifier, being completely soluble in water.
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