Tara Gum

Stabilizers and Thickeners, Binders, Texturizers

Tara gum is derived from the legume of an ornamental shrub from Peru. It is odorless and tasteless and often used with xanthan gum or carrageenan as a thickener and stabilizer in dairy products, tortillas, canned vegetables and canned legumes.
Vegetable Gum (Tara)
Health Impact
Since tara gum is a relatively new additive, there are not yet many studies on its potentially harmful effects. Similar to other gums, it can cause digestive discomfort like gas and bloating.
Evaluation of the Safety of Tara Gum as a Food Ingredient: A Review of the Literature
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