Gums and Resins

We supply premium gums and resins to our customers.

Our Gum and Resin Products

Gums and resins are the metabolic byproducts of plant tissue. When a plant is injured, cut, or otherwise stressed, cell breakdown results in a viscous, sticky secretion, or gum, to heal the damage. The gum then hardens into translucent flakes, some of which are safe to harvest and use in foods and other products. Resins also secrete from plants in response to stress and harden when they come into contact with the air, but the main difference between the two is that resins are not water soluble, while gums are. At United Foods, our natural gums and resins are harvested for superior quality, with our research and development experts conducting tests to ensure our products’ effectiveness. We deliver gum and resin products directly from their natural sources with the help of our experts and distribution team to our customers in every corner of the world.

Some of our available gum and resin products are listed below.

Gum Damar

This transparent or pale-yellow gum is commonly added to lacquers to produce gloss and offer adhesive properties and is a common ingredient in varnishes, emulsions, and painting mediums.

Agar Agar

This versatile red-algae-derived ingredient is used as thickener, laxative, and preservative.


Acacia is a gum extracted from the acacia tree, used as a dietary fiber supplement in the treatment of high cholesterol, obesity, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Xanthan Gum

A natural polysaccharide, xanthan gum is a common food additive used as an active thickening agent, stabilizer, and emulsifier.

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Gum and resins are versatile ingredients with a multitude of uses in a variety of industries, such as food, paper, textiles, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, varnishes, lacquers, and soaps. Many gums are safe for human consumption and are commonly used as food additives for their emulsification, thickening, and stabilization properties. Because they are not water soluble, resins are often a key ingredient in furniture coatings, such as varnishes, to provide luster. Other uses for resin include incense, waterproofing, and as an ingredient in turpentine, solvents, cleaners, fragrances, dry-cleaning, cosmetics, insecticides, and artificial flavors such as lemon, peppermint, and nutmeg. Contact us today for more information on our available gum and resin products and pricing!


Gums & Resins product list

  • Acacia
  • Agar Agar
  • Alginates
  • Carageenan
  • Guar Gum
  • Gum Benjamin
  • Gum Copal
  • gum Damar
  • Gum Elemi
  • Gum Incense
  • Gum Masitiac
  • Gum Myrrh
  • Gum Opopanax
  • Gum Shiraz
  • Gum Tragacanth
  • Gum Yacca
  • Karaya Gum
  • Locust Bean Gum
  • Stinking Asa
  • Tara Gum
  • Xanthan Gum