Frontier Natural Products, Powdered Guar Gum, 16 oz (453 g)7 Reviews
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1.18 lbs (0.54 kg)
- Product Code: FRO-02196
- UPC Code: 089836021960
- Package Quantity: 16 oz (453 g)
- Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.5 x 1.3 in, 1 lbs (0.45 kg)
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- Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus
Guar gum is the ground endosperm of the guar bean, an annual legume native to India and Pakistan. It's primary use is as an emulsifier and thickening agent; it has 8 times the thickening power of cornstarch.
Guar gum is used as a thickener, emulsifier and firming agent in baked goods, jams and jellies, soups, salad dressings, sauces, syrups, juices and dairy products. Use at a rate of up to 1 percent by weight, which is equal to one- half teaspoon per a cup of liquid.
This herb should be ingested only with adequate liquid. Not for use by persons with bowel obstruction.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I bought this for using in smoothies, "protein ice cream" (google that and you'll find recipes!) and other icy things. This makes it very smooth and creamy. A word of caution, though: too much might upset your stomach if you're sensitive like I am. My only other complaint is that I wish it had come in a resealable package of some sort. Not too big of a deal and it wouldn't deter me from getting this product again, but I do hope for something to be done about it!
Use a *tiny* amount for big results in many products! Works in baked goods, ice cream, salad dressings, and barbecue sauces.