Gum Arabic is made from the Acacia tree's resin. It has been used for thousands of years and can be used to stabilize emulsions and foams.
Where to Buy Gum Arabic
We usually recommend ModernistPantry.com, they have great service and are really good to work with (because of this, we do have an affiliate relationship with them). We also like purchasing guar gum from WillPowder.
How Much Gum Arabic to Use
A typical ratio for stabilization and thickening is 1.0-45.0% gum Arabic by weight.
Dispersion and Hydration of Gum Arabic
Gum Arabic can be hydrated in hot or cold liquids by blending.
Gum Arabic Recipes and Ingredients
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