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

(gwahr gŭm)
Ground endosperms of Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, a legume; used in pharmaceutical jelly formulations.
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In this paper, the microwave-assisted hydrophobicity guar gum derivatives were synthesized and the effect of different factors on the derivative properties was studied.
The analyses were performed in triplicate to investigate the impact of guar gum levels, cheese milk homogenization and ripening time on biochemical changes and proteolysis in LFMCs.
The guar gum precipitates at a sand ratio of 30%, and stratification occurs when the sand ratio is 40%, indicating that the effective sand-carrying ratio must be controlled below 40%.
Effect of hydrocolloid (guar gum) incorporation on the quality characteristics of bread.
Sothornvit (2011) found similar results but with smaller reductions, solutions of 1.5% guar gum produced a reduction of 25.22% and 17.22% for Xanthan gum solutions in terms of oil content in banana snack.
A 0.5% solution of each polysaccharide (xanthan gum, tamarind gum, or guar gum) was heated at 80[degrees]C and stirred gently for a certain time until the solution was completely dissolved in distilled water.
Before the shale boom, the food industry was paying about $2,000 for a ton of guar gum. By 2012, the price was $28,000.
Due to rich source of galactomannan its grains are processed for extracting gum commonly known as guar gum or guaran.
"Prospects of higher guar seed availability dampened guar gum prices.
Most of the guar gum used in the United States-for hydromulching and an impressive array of other applications-is imported.
In March 2012, guar seed had touched ` 29,900 a quintal while guar gum tested ` 100,000 a quintal.
The seeds, extracted from the dried pods of plant, have the following contents; the most important part of them being endosperm: Hull or seed coat 14 to 17 Percent Germ or protein 40 to 47 Percent Endosperm or gum 35 to 42 Percent Guar gum is obtained by grinding the endosperm of guar seed.