Gum Arabic  

Gum Arabic  is a complex mixture of polysaccharides and glycoprotein that is used primarily in the food industry as a stabilizer. It is also known as acacia gum.  It is edible and is a key ingredient in traditional lithography, used in:

>  Paint production : As a binder for water colour painting, because it dissolves easily in water

>  Food industries :  As an emulsifier and a thickening agent to prevent crystallization of sugar in chewing gum and other confectionary treats. 

> Dairy products : As a stabilizer in frozen products. 

> Medical industry (Capsules shells) :  As a  binder, emulsifying agent, and a suspending or viscosity increasing agent.

> Cosmetics industries: is used in lotions and protective creams to give smooth feel.

> Glue

>  Soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Pepsi)