From the beginning OCB has exclusively used pure natural arabic gum extracted directly from African Acacia trees.
Acacia gum is an extract from two species of acacia trees (Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal) that grow in semi-desert conditions in Africa. Acacia gum is produced by making incisions in the bark of the trees (tapping). The sap forms nodules which are harvested to be sorted out, cleaned and processed into kibbled Acacia gum.
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT: The supplier in Africa is committed to sustainable development of the Acacia forests and to the training and well-being of the local populations.