E-number: 413

Name: Tragacanth
Alternative Names :Gum dragon; Gum tragacanth.

Function: Thickener, Emulsifier
Status: Halaal
Source: from trunk and branches of Astragalus tree.

Health Info!!

Health Code: Yellow
safe in food use at low levels, adverse reactions such as asthma, abdominal pain, contact dermatitis, dyspnoea, anaphylaxis and constipation can occur but are rare

Uses: Sauces, fruit jelly, salad dressing, confections, icings
Other Uses: Shaving cream, rouge, toothpaste foundation