Karaya gum is a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier derived from the Sterculia tree.

Health considerations

Karaya gum has no significant effects on humans when consumed in large amounts, daily, for an extended period of time.

May be found in

Dairy products, processed meat, batters, pre-cooked pasta, prepared foods


CODEX Alimentarius
Toxicology Letters

Alternative spellings and names

Karaya, E416, Gum sterculia, Kadaya, Katilo, Kullo, Kutterra

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