Agent Name

Gum Tara

CAS Number

39300-88-4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Tara gum; Gum tara; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Vegetable Gums

Description

Off-white solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Found in seeds of leguminous plant grown in Peru and Ecuador (similar to guar seed and carob bean meal); Used as thickening agent in cosmetics, ice cream, and other foods; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Non-toxic ingestion"; [HSDB]

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