Chitin is a polysaccharide which is found widely in nature where it functions in a manner similar to..
Chitosan is the de-acetylated form of Chitin. The polysaccharide is de-acetylated in order to render..
Curdlan is a microbial polysaccharide produced by a mutant strain of Alcaligenes faecalis var. myxog..
Guar gum is obtained from the seed of the legume Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, an annual plant that grow..
Inulin is a polysaccharide found in many vegetables such as chicory and artichokes. It is composed o..
Ivory nut mannan occurs in members of the custard apple, ebony and palm families (Ivory nut). The po..
Konjac glucomannan is an acetylated (1-4)-β-D-glucomannan obtained from the tubers of Amorphophallus..
Laminaran is claimed to modulate immune response in mammals. Sulfated laminaran has been shown to ha..
Larch arabinogalactan is extracted from the heartwood of the western larch Larix occidentalis. These..
Locust bean (carob) gum is the refined endosperm of the seed of the carob tree, an evergreen of the ..
Pullulan is a glucan elaborated by the fungus Aureobasidium pullulans. The chemical structure is ess..
Tamarind gum comes from the seed of the tamarind tree Tamarindus indica and is used in the food indu..
Tara gum is a galactomannan that is obtained from the seeds of the tara shrub Caesalpinia spinosa wh..