Definitions for "Degumming"
Removing natural gummy material from silk in soap solution.
Crude vegetable oils contain amounts of naturally occurring materials including proteinaceous material, free fatty acids and phoshatides which must be removed to produce a refined oil. degumming is the process where the phoshatides are removed through treatment with phosphoric acid.
Generic expression for removal of phosphatides and other mucilaginous matter from the oil.