Our latest product addition, a widespread ingredient in food and beverage manufacturing, is the versatile raw material, Guar Gum Powder! Many of our readers probably already recognize the name simply from reading ingredient labels on various storebought foods but may not know exactly what this well-loved product is. Guar Gum Powder is a fine white powder extracted from the seeds of the guar bean, also known as the cluster bean, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba.
The native wild origin of this legume is unknown with most of the today’s production and cultivating taking place in South Asia. This highly desired powder created from the seeds is unique due to its reaction to water; When dissolved, it produces a highly viscous liquid that’s advantageous to achieve the consistency of a product a manufacturer aims for.
Guar gum is primarily used as a thickening agent and stabilizer across a multitude of industries, most notably for food and beverage manufacturing as mentioned, and used in everyday items such as cheese, yogurt, sauces, soups, dry soup mixed, ice cream, and condiments. Guar gum is an integral part of the formulation of coconut milk in addition to gluten-free baked goods as a substitute for wheat flour.
Outside of the food and beverage realm, guar gum has been used in recent years to make popular slime toys, making a strong revival in the mid-2010s and still enjoyed by kids and teenagers today. Other products that utilize guar gum are textiles, nutraceutical tablets and capsules, and toothpaste.
Contact your dedicated sales representative for more information or visit www.bulknaturaloils.com for wholesale pricing on guar gum powder today!