Is Gum Arabic Harmful?

Is Gum Arabic Harmful?
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The verdict on this common food additive.

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Gum arabic—found in paints, marshmallows, M&Ms, Diet Coke, and as the lickable adhesive on the backs of stamps. Harmful, harmless, or helpful? Completely harmless.

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Gum arabic—found in paints, marshmallows, M&Ms, Diet Coke, and as the lickable adhesive on the backs of stamps. Harmful, harmless, or helpful? Completely harmless.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to Tarig A. Eltom via Wikimedia Commons.

Doctor's Note

For more on gum arabic:
Update on Gum Arabic

And check out the other “HHH” videos (Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful?) – listed below the post. 

Also see my associated blog posts: Is Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating? and Soy milk: shake it up!

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