glucomannan

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glucomannan

[¦glü·kō¦man·ən]
(biochemistry)
A polysaccharide composed ofD-glucose andD-mannose; a prominent component of coniferous trees.
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The dried corm of the konjac plant contains about 40% glucomannan gum, which is used as a dietary supplement and as an ingredient in high-fiber flours and jellies.
The aim of this study was to investigate the bioadhesive properties of three selected natural gums, namely--konjac glucomannan gum (KG), Tara galactomannan gum (TG), and xanthan gum (XG).