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06 Jan 2017

Hydrocolloid can be described as a colloid system wherein the hydrophilic polymers are dispersed in water. Hydrocolloids are observed in different states depending on the quantity of water. They are:

     Solid

     Gel (semi-solid)

     Solution (liquid)

Hydrocolloids can be

     Reversible

     Irreversible

A few examples of hydrocolloids are xanthan gum, gum arabic, guar gum, locust bean gum, agar-agar, carrageenan, and pectin.

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