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Cassia Gum

Cassia Tora

Cassia gum is a food additive made from the endosperm of Senna obtusifolia (also called Cassia obtusifolia or Cassia tora). It is used as a thickener and gelling agent, and has E-number E499.In June 2008 US specialty firm Lubrizol Advanced Material filed a petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposing that food regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of cassia gum as a stabilizer in frozen dairy desserts.Cassia gum is currently (mid-2009) being used mainly in pet food applications.

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Gum Arabic

Also known as Acacia gum or true Gum Arabic it has an absolutely huge range of uses. When used in cake decorating and sugar craft it is used to make an edible glaze, adhesive or thickener.Gum Arabic is used also in craft items such as making envelope glue it also has extensive uses in candle making.

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