Quite possibly the first comprehensive text on galactomannans, Industrial Galactomannan Polysaccharides compiles information on their industrial uses in the form of gums including locust bean, guar, tara, fenugreek, cassia-tara, and Sesbania-bisipinasa varieties. The book describes how galactomannans are currently produced commercially and how they
General Introduction to Carbohydrates. Galactomannan Polysaccharides. Hydrocolloids or Gums. Interactions of Galactomannans. Rheology of Hydrocolloids. Derivatization of Polysaccharides. Guar Gum: The Premium Galactomannan. Locust Bean Gum, or Carob Gum. Fenugreek Gum: The New Food Galactomannan. Tara Gum: An Exclusive Food Additive with Limited Production. Cassia tora Gum: An Emerging Commercial Galactomannan. Miscellaneous, Less Common Galactomannans and Glucomannans.