guar gum

A gummy substance obtained from legume-family plants, used as a thickener and stabilizer in commercial food processing. See also gum arabic; gum tragancanth; xanthan gum.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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