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looking for the meaning of the word

cotegl at ncaur1.ncaur.gov cotegl at ncaur1.ncaur.gov
Tue Jan 16 10:27:14 EST 1996

In article <960114181949.15237 at pcvan.or.jp>, QEF17396 at pcvan.or.jp says...
>I am puzzled with unknown word "cyamoposis gum".   Does anyone know 
>the meaning of this word...
>I have seen this as well, and I suppose they must be referring to guar 
gum, a commercial polysaccharide obtained from the shrub Cyamopsis 
tetragonoloba.  It is a galactomannan used in foods as a thickener, and 
in conjunction with bacterial xanthan gum, as a gelling agent.

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