guar gum


: a gum obtained from the endosperm of guar seeds and used especially as a thickening agent and as a sizing material for paper and textiles

Examples of guar gum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, some emulsifiers, such as lecithin, guar gum, and carrageenan, prevent large ice crystals from forming in ice cream. Lauren Manaker Ms, Rdn, Ld, Verywell Health, 27 Sep. 2023 But why is guar gum, extracted from one seed, any more artificial than cornstarch, extracted from another (originally by means of a method patented in the eighteen-fifties by a British industrialist)? Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 To create a creamy texture and mouthfeel, the brands add ingredients like chicory root, guar gum, and acacia gum. Julie Upton, Health, 5 July 2023 For instance, guar gum comes from guar beans and carrageenan is extracted from seaweed. Karen Asp, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 June 2023 Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), think that the recipe will require Martian soil, guar gum, a bacterium called Sporosarcina pasteurii, urea and nickel chloride (NiCl2). Jamie Carter, Forbes, 7 June 2022 To ensure ice cream stays creamy, manufacturers typically add emulsifiers like lecithin and stabilizers like guar gum, locust bean gum, carrageenan, and pectin. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Mar. 2022 Most brands add the thickener guar gum to the product to give it a silky consistency. Jane Black, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2022 Sweet Nothings, which expects to obtain its patent for using chia seeds and flax seeds as stabilizers instead of guar gum to achieve a solid texture, is produced at an ice cream manufacturer, according to Kneller. Douglas Yu, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of guar gum was in 1950

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“Guar gum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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