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Trusted organic guar gum supplier. For over 50 years, AEP Colloids has been one of the leading organic guar gum provider for the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Guar is the most widely used general purpose thickener and texture modifier in the food industry. It is derived from the endosperm of the plant Cyamopsis tetragonoloba that grows in India and Pakistan.
Organic Guar Gum
- Thickens beverages, sauces, and gravies
- Binds water and controls ice crystal formation in ice cream
- Controls water and extends shelf life of baked good
- Provides mouthfeel to dairy products
Guar Gum is obtained from the seeds of the Guar plant. The plant, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus of the Leguminosae family, is typically grown in India and Pakistan, but has also found its way in much smaller volume to the US in dryer regions such as Arizona and Texas. The pod of the guar plant is stripped and the seeds (composed of hull, germ, and endosperm) are separated. It is the ground endosperm that makes up the commercial Guar Gum we use today.
Much like Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum is also a galacto-mannan, but is capable of creating a viscous colloidal solution in cold water. Although higher temperatures will increase the rate of the Guar Gum hydration, excessive heat will degrade the gum. Guar can be utilized in many applications to bring about a smooth mouth feel, improve the body of thin and watery products, bind water to prevent ice crystal formation, or eliminate synerisis and weeping.