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Is goma arábica vegan?

Goma arábica is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is goma arábica?

Goma arábica, also known as acacia gum, is a natural food ingredient derived from the sap of the Acacia tree. It is a water-soluble, odorless, and tasteless substance that has been used for centuries as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in a wide range of food applications. Goma arábica offers numerous benefits, such as improving the texture and mouthfeel of various products, acting as a prebiotic to support gut health, and enhancing the efficacy of certain flavors and colors. It is a versatile and safe ingredient that is widely used in the food industry, from confectionery and bakery to beverages and dairy products.

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