In the food industry, gum arabic is used as a thickener, stabilizer and support for other additives. It is therefore used in various foods and / or preparations, such as glazes for desserts, puddings, sorbets, ice creams, candies, chewing gum.
Depending on the food product to which it is added, gum arabic helps prevent the crystallization of sugars, emulsifies fats favoring their homogeneous distribution in the product, stabilizes the foam, improves spreadability and maintains aromas, humidity, flavors and color uniformity. extending the life of the product.
In the label of food products, the presence of gum arabic can also be indicated by the initials E414.