guar gum


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

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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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