Where to buy guar gum
The major world suppliers and manufacturers of guar gum can be found in India and Pakistan. India is the leading exporter of guar gum, commanding about 80 % of global production, followed by Pakistan. 20 % of the Indian production is used domestically, 80 % exported. The guar gum manufacturing process yields husk and germ called “guar meal”, widely sold in the international market as cattle feed. It is high in protein and contains oil and albuminoids, about 50% in germ and about 25% in husks. The largest market for guar gum is in the food industry. The quality of the food-grade guar gum powder is defined from its particle size, rate of hydration, and microbial content. Guar gum swells in hot or cold water and is one of the most efficient water-thickening agents used in the food industry. It has eight times the water-thickening potency of cornstarch.
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