The soybean or soya bean is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean, which has numerous uses. Traditional unfermented food uses of soybeans include soy milk, from which tofu and tofu skin are made. Fermented soy foods include soy sauce, fermented bean paste, natto, and tempeh.
Guar gum, also called guaran, is a galactomannan polysaccharide extracted from guar beans that has thickening and stabilizing properties useful in food, feed, and industrial applications. The guar seeds are mechanically dehusked, hydrated, milled and screened according to application.
Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza glaberrima or Oryza sativa. As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia and Africa. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize.
Dehydration of vegetables by sun-drying is the oldest known method. There are some dehydrated vegetables as cabbage, carrot, green chilli, bitter gourd, cucumber, etc. The dehydrated vegetables are used to manufacture instant vegetable noodles, soups, snacks and fast food.
Natural Gums: They are obtained in a natural state such as the tree exudates, extracted from seeds of some legumes or seaweed hydrocolloids. Ex: gum arabica, guar gum, tragacanth. Modified Gums: They are chemically modified natural gums or derivative of naturally occurring materials such as cellulose or starch.