mesquite gum

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Noun1.mesquite gum - a gum obtained from mesquite podsmesquite gum - a gum obtained from mesquite pods; resembles gum arabic
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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Mesquite gum is exuded from the Prosopis tree in the form of round spherical balls that resemble tear drops.
Mesquite gum has been used as a binder in tablet dosage form, as an emulsifying agent and to encapsulate citrus essential oils.
Researchers in Mexico wanted to see if they could decrease the amount of tannins in dark and light tear drops of mesquite gum using sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid solutions.