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Inspired Engineering, at Harvard, has extracted chitosan, a polysaccharide, from shrimp and lobster shells and combined it with silk fibers to create an alternative to plastic packaging, called Shrilk.
The stuff is a powdery polysaccharide that is often used in foods and now also in recipes to powder fats, cheeses and even chocolate, according to the cooking website Serious Eats.
The product, which purports to help give skin a healthy, dewy look, is made with skin-loving ingredients like coconut alkanes, coconut milk, coconut water and coconut polysaccharides.
The polysaccharide attracts platelets and red blood cells and accelerates clotting.
Use shiitake to: Have clear, glowing skin Support your liver Lower your cholesterol Maitake Like many of our other top ten medicinal mushrooms, maitake has powerful immunomodulating properties, particularly due to its beta-glucan polysaccharides.
Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide and is commonly used in cooking as a thickening agent.
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Origin and Etymology of polysaccharide
First Known Use: 1892See Words from the same year
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