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Locust bean gum (LBG, also known as carob gum, carob bean gum, carobin, E410) is a thickening agent and a gelling agent used in food technology. [1]

18 relations: Borax, Ceratonia siliqua, Colloid, E number, Extraction (chemistry), Food technology, Galactomannan, Galactose, Glycosidic bond, Gum (botany), Mannose, Mediterranean Basin, Mill (grinding), Polysaccharide, Seed, Sieve, Sol (colloid), Thickening agent.


Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid.

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Ceratonia siliqua

Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the carob tree, St John's-bread, or locust bean (not to be confused with the African locust bean) is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae.

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A colloid, in chemistry, is a substance in which one substance of microscopically dispersed insoluble particles is suspended throughout another substance.

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E number

E numbers are codes for substances that can be used as food additives for use within the European Union and Switzerland.

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Extraction (chemistry)

Extraction in chemistry is a separation process consisting in the separation of a substance from a matrix.

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Food technology

Food Technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods.

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Galactomannans are polysaccharides consisting of a mannose backbone with galactose side groups (more specifically, a (1-4)-linked beta-D-mannopyranose backbone with branchpoints from their 6-positions linked to alpha-D-galactose, i.e. 1-6-linked alpha-D-galactopyranose).

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Galactose (galacto- + -ose, "milk sugar"), sometimes abbreviated Gal, is a monosaccharide sugar that is less sweet than glucose and fructose.

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Glycosidic bond

In chemistry, a glycosidic bond is a type of covalent bond that joins a carbohydrate (sugar) molecule to another group, which may or may not be another carbohydrate.

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Gum (botany)

Gum is a sap or other resinous material associated with certain species of the plant kingdom.

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Mannose is a sugar monomer of the aldohexose series of carbohydrates.

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Mediterranean Basin

In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin (also known as the Mediterranean region or sometimes Mediterranea) is the region of lands around the Mediterranean Sea that have a Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers, which supports characteristic Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub vegetation.

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Mill (grinding)

A mill is a device that breaks solid materials into smaller pieces by grinding, crushing, or cutting.

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Polysaccharides are polymeric carbohydrate molecule composed of long chains of monosaccharide units bound together by glycosidic linkages and on hydrolysis give the constituent monosaccharides or oligosaccharides.

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A seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering known as the seed coat.

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A sieve, or sifter, is a device for separating wanted elements from unwanted material or for characterizing the particle size distribution of a sample, typically using a woven screen such as a mesh or net.

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Sol (colloid)

A sol is a colloidal suspension of very small solid particles in a continuous liquid medium.

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Thickening agent

A thickening agent or thickener is a substance which can increase the viscosity of a liquid without substantially changing its other properties.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust_bean_gum

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