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Natural gum of plum tree

Natural gums are polysaccharides of natural origin, that can change the viscosity of a material in solution, even at small concentrations.

  • Agar (E406), obtained from seaweed
  • Alginic acid (E400), from seaweed
  • Beta-glucan, from oat or barley bran
  • Carrageenan (E407), from seaweed
  • Mastic gum, a chewing gum from ancient Greece obtained from the mastic tree
  • Sodium alginate (E401), from seaweed
  • Spruce gum, a chewing gum of American Indians obtained from spruce trees

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