Additives used to help maintain emulsions or prevent degeneration in foods. Dextrin and gums like gum arabic, gum tragacanth, guar gum and are commonly used stabilizers.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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