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Gum arabic from Africa’s acacia trees in the Sahel is used in hundreds of products: what’s worth knowing

    By Asgar Ali, University of Nottingham   The conflict in Sudan has turned attention to a rarely discussed commodity: gum arabic. This product, the dried sap of certain species of acacia trees, is used mainly as an additive in the soft drinks industry. Sudan accounts for about 70% of global gum arabic exports. Asgar Ali, an expert in sustainable food systems, answers questions about the commodity and its […]

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