Guar is also known as cluster bean grows in arid – subtropical areas spread over north and North West parts of India. Guar Crop is a drought tolerant, warm weather, deep rooted summer growing annual legume. It grows well in soils low of low fertility where the rainfall is summer dominant.
Guar Plant has three parts i.e. the germ, the endosperm and the husk. Guar Gum is obtained from the endosperm of the seed of the plant. This endosperm of the seed of Guar plant is a source of natural hydrocolloid, which is cold water soluble, forming thick solution at low concentrations.
Guar Gum is cost effective in comparison of other stabilizers and thickeners. It is effective binder, plasticizer and emulsifier.
The endosperm of the seed of guar plant is ground through a special process to obtain Guar Gum powder.
Guar gum powder is white to pale yellowish in appearance and is available in the market depending upon the quality of seeds of guar plant.
Store in cool, dry place in packed container to avoid moisture pickup.