Gum Arabic is a branched polymer of galactose, rhamnose, arabinose, and glucuronic acid. It is a natural gum made of hardened sap taken from two species of the acacia tree; Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal. It is a key ingredient in traditional lithography and is used in printing, paint production, glue, cosmetics and various industrial applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile industries.
White to faint beige
Soluble in water, glycerol, and propylene glycol. Insoluble in alcohol.