Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A water-soluble paste made from the seeds of the guar plant and used as a thickener and stabilizer in foods and pharmaceuticals.

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  • n. a heteropolysaccharide gum, extracted from the guar bean, that is used as a food additive

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  • n. a gum from seeds of the guar plant; used to thicken foods and as sizing for paper and cloth

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Examples

  • In this study, researchers from the Department of Nutrition at the University of Alabama studied the relationship of hydrolyzed guar gum supplementation a type of fiber and the cholecystokinin response over five weeks in twenty-five obese but otherwise healthy women.

    The Fiber35 Diet

  • They were given a reduced-calorie diet, and either a 20-gram fiber supplement guar gum or a placebo with their meals.

    The Fiber35 Diet

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    The Fiber35 Diet

  • It seems as though the only weight you could lose is what you lose while you are recovering from surgery after having a watermelon-sized ball of guar gum removed from your colon.

    The Flex Diet

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  • Made from the seeds of the guar plant; it acts as a stabilizer in food systems and is used as a food additive in processed cheese, ice cream, and dressings.

    January 24, 2008