October 23, 2017
The Guar or cluster bean, with the botanical name Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, is an annual legume and the source of guar gum.
Guar gum is a natural hydrocolloid extracted from guar seeds. It has the ability to form a thick solution at low concentration and is soluble in cold water. Due to its varied properties, guar gum is used in various industries, such as oil gas, food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. It performs various functions, such as thickening, emulsifying, stabilizing, and gelling.