[Sca-cooks] Oh, My Aching Comfits!

Heleen Greenwald heleen at ptd.net
Wed Jan 10 17:53:47 PST 2007

My Lady,
When I was reading about your work with making confits, I was  
wondering about gum arabic so I looked it up. OK, so now I am  
convinced that you can eat the stuff.....but I have a bottle of gum  
arabic that I use in calligraphy.... and I would never eat THAT  
stuff... Is it the same thing??

gum arabic

A gum exuded by various African trees of the genus Acacia, especially  
A. senegal, used in the preparation of pills and emulsions and the  
manufacture of mucilage and candies and in general as a thickener and  
colloidal stabilizer. Also called acacia .

On Jan 10, 2007, at 7:29 PM, Elise Fleming wrote:

> gum Arabic

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