Gum Arabic (aka Acacia Gum)
Genus: Senegalia (also: Vachellia i.e. Acacia Seyal)
Country of Origin: Western to Eastern Africa
Form/size: Natural pieces, spray-dried powder, and ground (powder)
Natural gum made from the hardened sap of the acacia tree. Used as a stabilizer in foods and in various uses and forms in printing and painting (e.g. as a binder in paints). Orange gold in color; transluscent.