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Edible Gum

Also Known As : Dinka, Gund, Gaund, Antu, Kothri, Mazhkanhiram, Thumma,Gondh


Taste Profile

It is tasteless.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be used in sauces and mayonnaise.
  2. It can be used to make puddings and cake decorations.
  3. It is used to prepare laddoos where the mixture of jaggery, coconut, dates, almonds, poppy seeds are fried in pure desi ghee.
  4. It is used to prepare chikkis where edible gum is added along with jaggery.
  5. Store edible gum in air tight container to get rid of moisture.

Common names and forms

  1. Organic Gundar


Edible Gum is basically a natural edible gum. Edible gum is white or brown in colour. It also provides heat to the body and is normally eaten in cold winter months. Edible gum is used to make chikkis (mixture of edible gum and various nuts). It is also used to make panjiri mixture. Gond ladoo (ladoo made from edible gum and few other ingredients) are one of the healthy sweets given to pregnant women traditionally, as they contain calcium and protein.

Health benefits

  • Consuming tragacanth gum in summer helps to treat heat stroke.(1)
  • It also helps to treat constipation.(1)
  • It is effective to treat sexual inadequacy or weakness in men.(1)
  • This gum has anti-aging properties which can prevent wrinkles and fine lines.(1)
  • Edible gum is beneficial for mother and baby after the birth as it helps to recover fast.(1)

Selection Guide

Edible gum is available in market in small broken pieces that are usually white or golden brown in colour. While purchasing the edible gum, don't forget to check that packaging is properly sealed and edible gum pieces are firm and dry.

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