guar gum

noun

Definition of 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 The research team found the best recipes had different kinds of polymers, whether in the form of something accessible like guar gum powder or even an industrial lubricant. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The Math of the Perfect Bubble," 5 Feb. 2020 Eight that made the cut: beta-glucan soluble fiber, psyllium husk (the stuff found in Metamucil), cellulose, guar gum, pectin, locust bean gum, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, and cross linked phosphorylated RS4. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Why Is Added Fiber in Literally Everything?," 12 July 2019 Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Coconut Milk Price: $1.99 Ingredients: Organic coconut, purified water, organic guar gumPoints right out of the gate for being USDA Organic — and the contents didn’t disappoint. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Brands of Canned Coconut Milk," 4 Aug. 2018 But the frozen dinners still contains xanthan gum, dextrose, isolated soy protein product and guar gum. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters," 12 Oct. 2018 Bonus: Non-BPA can lining. Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Coconut Milk Price: $1.99 Ingredients: Organic coconut, purified water, organic guar gumPoints right out of the gate for being USDA Organic and BPA-free—and the contents didn’t disappoint. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "We Tested 7 Brands Of Canned Coconut Milk In One Recipe—These Were The Best (And Healthiest)," 29 Nov. 2017 Locust gum, from carob trees, or guar gum, extracted from guar beans, will help shape and define your curls. Loren Savini, Allure, "4 Expert-Approved Natural Ingredients to Try If Your Hair Is Thinning," 19 Feb. 2018 September 1977) Cream cheese usually contains one or more of a trio of ingredients—xanthan gum, guar gum, and locust bean gum—that help thicken and stabilize it. Popular Mechanics, "33 Things We've Learned Over the Years," 5 Jan. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Guar gum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guar%20gum. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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