tara gum

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ta·ra gum

A gum consisting of high-molecular-weight polysaccharides obtained from the endosperm of Caesalpinia spinosa, a leguminous shrub native to South America. It is used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and as a thickener and stabilizer in processed foods.

[From South American Spanish tara, the shrub Caesalpinia spinosa, from Quechua.]
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The experiment was carried out in an entirely randomized design with three repetitions and the following treatments: BUA (using Arabic gum), BUC (Carrageenan gum), BUT (Tara gum), BUX (Xanthan gum) and BUCT (Control, using glucose syrup and sucrose as binder agents).
Examples include guar gum, carob bean gum, and tara gum.
In addition, the T5 treatment with the addition of 0.3% CMC and galactomannan (tara gum and guar gum) based stabilizer had acidity and moisture similar to those found for the doughs of the treatments with the addition of modified starches.