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Now Foods, Real Food, Guar Gum, 8 oz (227 g)

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  • Product Code: NOW-05040
  • UPC Code: 733739050403
  • Package Quantity: 8 oz (227 g)
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 3 x 3 in, 0.65 lbs (0.29 kg)
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Product Overview

  • 100% Pure Powder
  • Natural Thickener
  • A Gluten-Free Food
  • Your Recipe's Secret Ingredient
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Product

Derived from the little-known guar bean, Guar Gum is a natural thickening agent used extensively in the commercial food industry. At the consumer level it's most commonly used when baking with whole grain flours that typically don't rise due to their lack of gluten.

NOW Real Food Guar Gum improves the thickness of whole grain and gluten-free flours, allowing them to rise and take on the light, fluffy consistency of more common baked goods. It's also an excellent addition to sauces and salad dressings.

Because you are what you eat, NOW Real Food has been committed to providing delicious, healthy, natural and organic foods since 1968. We're independent, family owned, and proud of it. Keep it natural. Keep it real.

Other Ingredients

Pure guar gum.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 tsp (1.4 g)
Servings Per Container: about 162
  Amount Per Serving %Daily Value*
Calories 5  
Calories from Fat 0  
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g  
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 0 g  
Vitamin A   0%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   0%
Iron   0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Great product

Posted by Reviewer2291093 on Nov 14, 2007

No complaints! Used it in allergen-free (gluten-free) recipes with great results. My daughter is allergic to corn so we used this instead of xanthan gum (which is a derivative of corn).

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8 people found the following review helpful

fantastic fiber

Posted by Reviewer2212746 on Jun 19, 2008

Those of us with gluten intolerance have to find creative ways to add fiber to our baking. This one does so without changing the flavor, and it enhances the ability of breads and baked goods to "hold together" instead of crumbling. Love it!

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6 people found the following review helpful

It does its job but...

Posted by Reviewer1888480 on Jul 02, 2011

It does its job but it tastes quite awful if you use it a lot. I only use it in protein smoothie which has quite blend taste. I heard that if you use xanthan gum and guar gum together the thickening effect is greater so that was what I did at the first time. But it had funny after taste so after some experiment I found out that guar gum was the reason. Since then I&#39;ve been using just xanthan gum. I am not sure how it is going to taste like in baked goods but if you are planning to use it in smoothie I recommend xanthan gum instead.

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5 people found the following review helpful

Weightloss and lowering cholesterol

Posted by Reviewer2108696 on Jul 01, 2009

This product has given me a 3% weightloss and I have also lowered my cholesterol with 20% over a 6 weeks periode.

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4 people found the following review helpful

great product!

Posted by Reviewer3019553 on Jul 29, 2008

I use this instead of xanthan gum with just as good results. I like the price too!

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3 people found the following review helpful

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