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gum arabic

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Definition of gum arabic in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A gum exuded by some kinds of acacia, used in the food industry and in glue and incense.
Example sentences
  • Many acacias exude gums, of which the best known is gum arabic, extracted from incisions in the bark of A. senegal.
  • Further north are areas covered with acacia bushes, the source of gum arabic.
  • In confectionery, glazes and artificial whipped creams, gum arabic keeps flavor oils and fats uniformly distributed, retards crystallization of sugar, thickens chewing gums and jellies, and gives soft candies a desirable mouth feel.

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