guar gum


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guar gum

the ground endosperms of Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, a legume; used in pharmaceutical jelly formulations.

guar gum

n.
A gum obtained from the ground endosperm of guar seeds, used as a thickening, stabilizing, or emulsifying agent in foods, pharmaceuticals, and industrial products.

guar gum

(gwahr gŭm)
Legume used in pharmaceutical jelly formulations.

guar gum

An edible natural material with the property of binding carbohydrates in the intestine and reducing the rate of absorption so as to prevent a sudden increase in blood sugar. This is helpful in DIABETES.

guar gum (gwär gm),

n Latin name:
Cyamopsis tetragonolobus; part used: endosperm; uses: hyper-lipidemia, obesity, diabetes mellitus; precautions: none known. Also called
guar flour, gucran, Indian cluster bean, or
jaguar gum.

guar gum

(gwahr gŭm)
Ground endosperms of Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, a legume; used in pharmaceutical jelly formulations.

guar gum

an extract from seeds of the plant Cyamopsis psoraloides; used as a thickening agent, pharmaceutically as a tablet binder, and as a soluble fiber in the dietary management of diabetes mellitus.
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Production of guar gum was between 180 and 250k million ton in Pakistan.
In samples with weak adhesion of Guar gum, in the process of deep-fat frying there is greater cell disruption and degradation of peptic substances in the structure of plantain, resulting in a weakening of the cell walls, while in samples coated for the required time, it not only serves as a barrier to oil absorption but gives protection during the process and therefore has a stronger break force (Puncha-Arnon et al.
34) These anionic chains on the xanthan gum molecules enhance hydration and make xanthan gum more soluble in cold water as well as hot water compared to other hydrocolloids such as guar gum, tamarind gum, etc.
Between 2006 and 2011, North American frackers quadrupled the amount of guar gum they were using, driving the amount up to one billion pounds in 2011.
Chemically guar gum is polysaccharide, a long chain made of sugars galactose and mannose.
India accounts for more than 80% global guar gum exports.
India Infoline says after the delisting, prices of guar seed and guar gum remained firm initially, but started correcting from June 2012 in anticipation of a rise in output ( high prices encouraged farmers to plant more) and fall in exports.
The most important characteristic of guar gum is its ability to rapidly develop viscosity in fresh water.
The commercial production of Guar gum normally uses roasting, differential attrition, sieving, and polishing.
The guar gum may be potentially used as an adsorbent; however, its water solubility does not permit this under aqueous condition.
The price of guar gum, produced from the seeds of the guar plant, has been skyrocketing recently.