It is used as a thickener and emulsifier in foods, as a laxative, and as a denture adhesive.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Karaya gum
European Union
Approved Karaya gum
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Karaya gum
Philippines
Approved Karaya gum
Austria
Approved Karaya gum
Belgium
Approved Karaya gum
Bulgaria
Approved Karaya gum
Cyprus
Approved Karaya gum
Czech Republic
Approved Karaya gum
Denmark
Approved Karaya gum
Estonia
Approved Karaya gum
Finland
Approved Karaya gum
France
Approved Karaya gum
Germany
Approved Karaya gum
Greece
Approved Karaya gum
Hungary
Approved Karaya gum
Ireland
Approved Karaya gum
Italy
Approved Karaya gum
Latvia
Approved Karaya gum
Lithuania
Approved Karaya gum
Luxembourg
Approved Karaya gum
Malta
Approved Karaya gum
Netherlands
Approved Karaya gum
Poland
Approved Karaya gum
Portugal
Approved Karaya gum
Romania
Approved Karaya gum
Slovakia
Approved Karaya gum
Slovenia
Approved Karaya gum
Spain
Approved Karaya gum
Sweden
Approved Karaya gum
United Kingdom
Approved Karaya gum
Australia
Approved Karaya gum
New Zealand
Approved Karaya gum

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Halal - yes

E416 - Karaya gum: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E416 - Karaya gum: Asthma. Urticaria, gastrointestinal upsets, dermatitus

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E416 - Karaya gum: Derived from the tree Sterculia urens; often used in conjunction with Carob (E 410), in ice cream, custard and sweets, as a filler for its capability to multiply its volume by 100 times with the additon of water; possible allergen

DFlock

Derived from plant products - yes

E416 - Karaya gum: Derived from the tree Sterculia urens; often used in conjunction with Carob (410), in ice cream, custard and sweets, as a filler for its capability to multiply its volume by 100 times with the addition of water, can be used as a laxative; possible allergen and in powdered form causes asthma, urticarisa, rhinitis, and dermatitis.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E416 - Karaya gum: Asthma, Skin irritation, Hay fever. Possible allergen.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E416 - Karaya gum: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Karaya
Gum Karaya
Sterculia
Gum Sterculia
Kadaya
Katilo
Kullo
Kuterra
gum karaya
Indian tragacanth gum
Karaya gum
kuteeral
Mucara
Sterculia gum
Sterculia setigira gum
Sterculia urens roxb. gum
Tragacanth, indian

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9000-36-6
  • EINECS Number: 232-539-4

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