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Guar Gum

Alternate Names

Gyamopsis Tetragonolobus, Gum Guar, Guar Flour, Guaran

Description

Extracted from the guar bean; made with the ground up guar seeds. Used as a thickener, binder, and stabilizer in a variety of foods.

Guar Gum - Quick Stats
Names

Gyamopsis Tetragonolobus, Gum Guar, Guar Flour, Guaran

Allergy Information

Guaiac Gum

Gum Arabic

Karaya Gum

Locust Bean Gum

Uses

Thickener, Stabilizer

E-Number

E412

Additional Information

The guar bean plants are mainly grown in India and Pakistan. Also used as a bulk laxative.



Found In

baked goods, cereal, fruit drinks, frozen fruit, cheese spread, dressing, jelly and preserves, yogurt, kefir, sauces, ice cream

Possible Health Effects

If consumed in large quantities or without enough water, may swell and cause throat blockage. As with many fiber products, may cause flatulence and abdominal cramping.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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