Benefits of Gum Arabic
Gum Arabic is an edible, dried, gummy exudates from the stems and branches two species of acacia trees – Acacia Senegal & Acacia Seyal that is rich in non-viscous soluble fiber.
It is a brittle, odorless and generally tasteless material that contains a number of neutral sugars, acids, calcium and other electrolytes. Considered the oldest and best known of the gums, Acacia Gum can be traced back to about 2650 BC. The trees grow mainly in the sub-Sahara or Sahel zone of Africa, namely in west of Sudan. Since it is made up of a number of nutrients, nomadic tribes often used gum arabic as a food supplement in desert areas where the availability of nutritious fruits and vegetable was a rarity.