Gum karaya

Gum karaya

Gum Karaya is an extract of sterculia trees. It is used as a thickener, emulsifier and laxative in foods, and as a denture adhesive. It is also used to adulterate Gum Tragacanth due to their similar physical characteristics. As a food additive it has E number E416.

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  • gum karaya — n KARAYA GUM …   Medical dictionary

  • gum karaya — noun Karaya gum …   Wiktionary

  • gum karaya — ˌgəmkəˈrīə noun : sterculia gum …   Useful english dictionary

  • karaya gum — n any of several laxative vegetable gums that are similar to tragacanth and are often used as substitutes for it, that are obtained from tropical Asian trees (genera Sterculia of the family Sterculiaceae and Cochlospermum of the family Bixaceae) …   Medical dictionary

  • Karaya — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Karaya Andere Namen Indischer Traganth, Ka …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • karaya gum — noun exudate of an Asian tree; used for finishing textiles and to thicken foodstuffs and cosmetics • Syn: ↑sterculia gum • Hypernyms: ↑gum * * * noun also karaya kəˈrīə ( s …   Useful english dictionary

  • gum — 1. The dried exuded sap from a number of trees and shrubs, forming an amorphous brittle mass; it usually forms a mucilaginous solution in water and is often used as a suspending agent in liquid preparations of insoluble drugs. [L. gummi] 2.… …   Medical dictionary

  • karaya — ka·ra·ya kə rī ə n KARAYA GUM * * * ka·ra·ya (kahґrah yə) see under gum …   Medical dictionary

  • karaya gum — /keuh ruy euh/ the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs. Also called sterculia gum. [1890 95; < Hindi karal, karayal resin] * * * …   Universalium

  • karaya gum — noun a gum extracted from the trees of the Sterculia genus, used as a food additive and denture adhesive Syn: E416, thickener, stabiliser, emulsifier …   Wiktionary

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