what is vegan

Is tara gum vegan?

Tara gum is a vegan food ingredient.

Checking out an ingredients list? 👇

Vegan Ingredient Checker
Scan labels, check if ingredients are vegan
Get on Google PlayGet on App Store

Learn more

"You are amazing, this has saved me so much time when grocery shopping!"

— Austin, a user who reached out with feedback

"It's been a great tool since starting my journey! You take a pic of the nutrition/ingredients, and it'll warn you of anything questionable or not vegan. 😁"

— Ashe, a Vegan For Beginners Facebook Group member

"Use a vegan app when you go shopping, I use WhatsVegan."

— Dóra, a Vegan For Beginners Facebook Group member

So, what is tara gum?

Tara gum is a natural food ingredient extracted from the endosperm of the seeds of the Caesalpinia spinosa plant, which is native to South America. It is a white to yellowish powder that is often used as a thickener and stabilizer in a wide variety of food products, including dairy products, sauces, salad dressings, and baked goods. Tara gum is known for its ability to create smooth textures and enhance mouthfeel without imparting any significant taste or odor to the final product. It is also an excellent alternative to other thickening agents, such as xanthan gum and carrageenan, for consumers looking for plant-based options.

How to quickly find the source of ingredients like tara gum?

We've built a database of 49359 ingredients (and growing), classified as "vegan", "non-vegan", or "maybe vegan".

We use it in our vegan ingredients scanner, which is the best way to avoid non-vegan ingredients - you take a picture of a product's ingredient list, and the app tells you if the product is vegan or not.

scan ingredient listvegan ingredient checkervegan shopping made simple
Get on Google PlayGet on App Store
Stay in the loop about new WhatsVegan goodies!
We'll never send you spam.
Do you have any feedback? Drop us a line at [email protected] 🙌
The content on this website and the WhatsVegan application is not dietary advice, and it's intended for informational and educational purposes only.Terms of ServicePrivacy policy