from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plant glucosides that form soapy lathers when mixed and agitated with water, used in detergents, foaming agents, and emulsifiers.
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- n. Any of various steroid glycosides found in plant tissues that dissolve in water to give a soapy froth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A poisonous glucoside found in many plants, as in the root of soapwort (Saponaria), in the bark of soap bark (Quillaia), etc. It is extracted as a white amorphous powder, which occasions a soapy lather in solution, and produces a local anæsthesia. Formerly called also struthiin, quillaiin, senegin, polygalic acid, etc. By extension, any one of a group of related bodies of which saponin proper is the type.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A glucoside (C32H54O18) found in the root of Saponaria officinalis and many other plants. It is a powerful sternutatory.
- n. A general name applied to glucosides similar to saponin (see def. 1) which yield a foam or lather when the aqueous solution is shaken. Smilacin is a saponin. The poisonous saponins are called sapotoxins.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plant glucosides that form soapy lathers when mixed and agitated with water; used in detergents and foaming agents and emulsifiers
Licorice contains a host of ingredients including one called saponin which contains the chemical glycyrrhizin.
Theres a chemical called saponin in them which causes hemolysis thats bad.
This is an important step since quinoa contains a phytochemical called saponin, which has a bitter taste if not well rinsed.
It contains resin and mucilage, in addition to saponin, which is its leading principle, and by virtue of which decoctions of the root produce a soapy froth.
Quinoa seeds are covered with a bitter, resin-like coating called saponin, which acts as a natural pesticide.
This "saponin" has considerable medicinal efficacy, being especially useful for the cure of inveterate syphilis without giving mercury.
Rinse quinoa in cold water twice so it's free of saponin, quinoa's natural bitter coating.
Marker had published various studies on diosgenin, a saponin isolated from a Mexican yam species of the genus Dioscorea, and had discovered how to synthesize the human hormone testosterone and progesterone from diosgenin.
Rinse quinoa in cold water if saponin has been removed, if not rinse in hot water.
The saponin coating on some organic brands is removed by rubbing.