Glossary Terms beginning with B

B

Binder

Ingredients that hold together the ingredients of a compressed tablet or cake.

Bran

The coarse outer hulls from various cereal grains obtained during milling.

Buffering Agent

Ingredients that minimize the change in the pH of a solution when an acid or a base is added to the solution.

Bulking Agent

Non-reactive, solid ingredients that are used to dilute other solids, or to increase the volume of a product.

Butter

Any of various fatty oils remaining nearly solid at room temperature.