Guar gum: Properties and its Role in Pre-diabetes and Cholesterol – A Review
Keywords:Guar bean, Guar gum, Pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus
The guar bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) is an erect annual legume and its grows about 2’–9’ high. The buds of these plants start out white and change into a light pink as the flower opens. These flowers then turn deep purple and are followed by fleshy seed pods, which are allowed to ripe and are harvested in summer. The gum extracted from the guar beans forms a gel in water, commonly referred to as guar gum. Guar is extremely draught resistant. The guar seeds used in making medicine are useful in pre-diabetic conditions and the early stages of late-onset diabetes. This review is incorporated with the uses of guar gum and its role in conditions such as pre-diabetes and cholesterol.
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