Overview: What is Guar Gum?
Guar gum is a mechanically processed, off-white and free-flowing powder used commonly as a thickener and stabilizer used in a wide variety of industries and applications. It is also generally tasteless and odourless in most methods of manufacture.
The production of Guar Gum usually occurs through 4 stages: Dehusking, Hydration, Milling and Screening. The Guar seeds are the initial source (hence the name), and then milled into a fine powder. The Guar Bean is most commonly grown within India, where approximately 80% of all production occurs.
The most common area of application for Guar Gum is the Food Industry. You will find this as both a thickener and stabilizing agent. The most common products that benefit from this include Yoghurts, Sauces and Gluten-Free Baked Goods (to recreate the texture of Gluten Breads. Additionally, you can find it in industrial plants as a waterproofing, adhesive and density regulator in many applications from glues and oils to paper manufacturing. Finally, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics use Guar for a similar purpose to the food industry; to bind, thicken and condition products. As a result, you can see Guar Gum within medicines, toothpaste (maintain consistency), shampoos and many more.
Guar Gum at Kilo Ltd.
With Guar Gum being a critical and valued addition to countless products and industries, having a reliable, knowledgeable and honest supplier is essential. Kilo is a vital supplier in the UK, providing a range of volumes to businesses throughout the UK and Ireland to the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and industrial industries regularly.
As a business, we pride ourselves on being a quality supplier of Guar Gum and hold the highest standards on-site and with our suppliers. We are BRC Accredited suppliers and work alongside similarly qualified Guar Gum manufacturers whilst making sure we are also competitive in price.
With our experience and sources, we aim to provide answers to most questions. We can answer through a combination of experience or clarifications with the manufacturer, to provide you with a reliable set of hands when needing Guar Gum on-site. What more could you ask for?
If you would like pricing, quotations or any further information, please get in touch today. Discover why Kilo is one of the critical suppliers of Guar Gum and other ingredients today. We are available via telephone on 01384 293 222, using the buttons on the page, or by using our contact page on the website.
|Foods|||||Yoghurt, Creams, Sauces, Soups, Gluten Free Baking|
|Cosmetics|||||Toothpaste, Shampoos, Moisturisers, Body Wash|
|Industrial|||||Glues, Oils, Paper Manufacturing|
This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.