Guar Gum also known as Guaran, or Guar flour is a galactomannan polysaccharide derived from the bean of the guar plant. Like Xanthan Gum it is a food grade thickener and binding agent but with slightly different properties.
Guar Gum is more soluble than locust bean gum due to its extra galactose branch points. Combining with Borax can cross-link Guar Gum causing it to gel.
Textile Industry – sizing, finishing and printing
Emulsifier and stabiliser – Just a small amount of Guar Gum can help prevent separation and promote uniformity. It’s a perfect additive for keto ice cream, jams and condiments. It’s also useful for keeping thinner ingredients such as water mixed with thicker ingredients such as cream or oil while preventing solid particles from setting.
Acts as a binder – Perfect for binding ingredients together in low carb doughs and batters. Xanthan gum is typically used for this purpose, but Guar Gum is a great substitute.
Act as a thickening argent – Guar Gum has about 8 times the thickening ability of cornstarch so it can be used in places of starches and flours to thicken sauces and gravies. It’s a healthy source of fiber as it has no net carbs.
Particle Size: 200 mesh 10% max retained, 60 mesh trace retained
Protein: 6.5% Max
Ash: 1.5% Max&
Fibre: 3.5% Max
pH: 5.2 - 6.5
Moisture: 13.0% Max
Lead: 2 ppm Max
Arsenic: 3 ppm Max
Copper: 4 ppm Max
Heavy Metals as P: 20 ppm Max
Cas Number: 9000-30-0
E Number: E412
Material Safety Data Sheets for all products are available here.
Storage & Expiration
Storage & Expiration
Store the powder in a cool, dry place away from heat and sunlight. If exposed to humid conditions, the product will absorb moisture, lump together and lose most of its useful properties. When stored properly, the powder typically has a 12-month shelf-life.
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