Glossary Terms – B



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


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.


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