White to white-yellow, nearly odourless powder.

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

  • Gelling agent - Facilitates the formation of a gel to change food texture
  • 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
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European Union
Approved
Australia and New Zealand
Approved
Philippines
Approved Tara gum
Malta
Approved
Austria
Approved
Belgium
Approved
Bulgaria
Approved
Cyprus
Approved
Czech Republic
Approved
Denmark
Approved
Estonia
Approved
Finland
Approved
France
Approved
Germany
Approved
Greece
Approved
Hungary
Approved
Ireland
Approved
Italy
Approved
Latvia
Approved
Lithuania
Approved
Luxembourg
Approved
Netherlands
Approved
Poland
Approved
Portugal
Approved
Romania
Approved
Slovakia
Approved
Slovenia
Approved
Spain
Approved
Sweden
Approved
United Kingdom
Approved
Australia
Approved
New Zealand
Approved

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Halal - yes

E417 - Tara gum: A leguminous tree gum.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E417 - Tara gum: Derived from the tara bush, Caesalpinia Spinosa is indigenous to Equador and Peru and is grown in Kenya.

DFlock

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E417 - Tara gum: No known side effects, powdered form may cause allergies. Used in ice-cream and cosmetics.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E417 - Tara gum: No known side effects, powdered form may cause allergies. Used in ice-cream and cosmetics.

MBM Foods

Peruvian carob

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 Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

Supplier Country
Sherratt Ingredients Sherratt Ingredients
Australia
Hawkins Watts Hawkins Watts
Australia and New Zealand

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