What is gum arabic, Biology

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic or Gum Acacia is the oldest  and best known of the natural gums. Gum Arabic is the natural exudate produced by various species of the thorny Acacia trees and the stems and branches of Acacia Senegal (L.) wild or of related species of Acacia. Gum arabic is a complex and variable mixture of arabinogalactan, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides such as Glucuronic acid and 4-O-methyl glucuronic acid and glycoproteins.

 

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