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Guar Gum Powder

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Our ready-to-use guar gum powder can hydrate in cold water and yields highly-viscous solutions, even in low concentrations. We offer you the highest levels of product safety and quality.

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Guar gum (Food grade)

Brookfield Viscosity (cold,1% solution) in cps3500-40005000-5500
Moisture10% Max.10% Max.
pH (1% M)5.5-7.05.5-7.0
Mesh (Th 200#)MIN 95%MIN 95%

Guar gum powder is an off-white hydrocolloid, extracted from the endosperm of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba seeds. It exhibits remarkable hydrophilic and viscosifying properties due to its high molecular weight polysaccharide structure, primarily composed of mannose and galactose units. This makes it integral in numerous industries, including food (as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener), pharmaceuticals (as a binder and bulk-forming laxative), and oilfield (for viscosity control in hydraulic fracturing). It’s a gluten-free, plant-derived ingredient and suitable for varied dietary needs.

Applications

  1. Bakery Products: Guar gum improves dough yield, texture, and shelf life of baked goods. It also provides better moisture retention.
  2. Dairy Products: In products like ice cream, it prevents crystal growth, enhances smoothness, and provides a creamy texture. It’s also used in cheese, yogurt, and milk products for thickness and stability.
  3. Beverages: Guar gum acts as a stabilizer in fruit beverages, preventing the settling of solid particles.
  4. Sauces and Dressings: It’s used to improve the viscosity, pourability, and stability of sauces, salad dressings, and ketchup.
  5. Processed Foods: In canned soups or frozen foods, guar gum helps maintain consistency and texture.
  6. Confectionery: Guar gum provides better texture, shelf life, and controls moisture in candies and chocolates.
  7. Meat: It’s used in processed meat applications for its water-binding capacity and to reduce fat content.
  8. Pet Food: Guar gum helps to form the gel-like consistency in wet canned pet food.
  9. Gluten-free Products: As a gluten-free ingredient, it’s used in gluten-free recipes to improve texture and elasticity, acting as a substitute for gluten in baking.
  10. Fiber Supplements: Guar gum is a source of soluble dietary fiber and is used in fiber supplements and foods.