karaya gum


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ka•ra′ya gum`

(kəˈraɪ ə)
n.
the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs.
[1890–95; < Hindi karāl, karāyal resin]
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Noun1.karaya gum - exudate of an Asian tree; used for finishing textiles and to thicken foodstuffs and cosmetics
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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1984) pointed out that when a comparison of karaya gum with carboxymethycellulose gum or locust bean gum as hypocholesterolemic agents was made in human beings, karaya gum showed a similar function to that seen in our study in reducing cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol.
INGREDIENTS: Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Bleached Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (contains one or more of the following oils: Cottonseed Oil, Palm Oil, Soybean Oil), Dextrose, Water, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Food Starch--Modified (Corn and/or Wheat), Contains 2% or Less of the Following: Eggs, Nonfat Milk, Glycerin, Soy Flour, Corn Syrup Solids, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Propionate, Calcium Propionate), Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Mono--and Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Spices, Tapioca Starch, Wheat Starch, Artificial Color, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Karaya Gum, colored with extracts of Annatto and Turmeric.
Two other less well-known gums used in the food industry are tragaxanth gum and karaya gum.