Saturday, September 7, 2013

Applications of Food Grade Guar Gum Powder/ Derivatives

In food Industry guar gum / derivatives is used as gelling, viscosifying, thickening, 
clouding and binding agent as well as used for stabilization, emulsification, 
preservation, water retention, enhancement of water soluble fiber content etc. Some 
food products in which guar gum powder is used are: 

1 Ice cream, soft drinks & concentrates, puddings 

2 Chocolate milk, flavored milk 

3 Pet Foods 

4  Bread, biscuit and other baked foods

5  Ham and sausages 

6 Soft cheese and cheese spreads 

7 Canned or retorted food of fish and meat 

8  Myonnaise, ketchup, sauce and dressings 

9  Noodles and pasta 

In frozen food products- guar gum reduces crystal formation; act as a binder & 
stabilizer to extend shelf life of ice cream

In baked food products- guar gum provides unparallel moisture preservation to the 
dough and retards fat penetration in baked foods.

In dairy products- guar gum improves texture, maintains uniform viscosity and color

In sauces & salad preparations- guar gum acts as a water binder in sauces and salad 
dressings and reduces water and oil separation.

In confectionary- guar gum controls viscosity, bloom, gel creation, glazing and 
moisture retention to produce the highest-grade confectionary.

In beverages- guar gum provides outstanding viscosity control and reduces calories 
value in low calories beverages.

In pet food- guar gum forms gels and retains moisture, acts as a thickening, stabilizer 
and suspending agent for veterinary preparations. 

Pharmaceutical Industry 

Guar gum or its derivatives are used in pharmaceutical industries as gelling / viscosifying / thickening, suspension, stabilization, emulsification, preservation, water 
retention / water phase control, binding, clouding/bodying, process aid, pour control 
for suspensions, anti-acid formulations, tablet binding & disintegration agent, controlled drug delivery systems, slimming aids, nutritional foods etc. 

Guar gum is an important non-caloric source of soluble dietary fiber. Guar gum powder is widely used in capsules as dietary fiber. Fiber is a very important element of any healthy diet. It is useful in clear the intestinal system since fiber cannot be digested. This keeps the intestines functioning properly and also improves certain disorders and ailments. All natural fiber diet works with body to achieve a feeling of fullness and to reduce hunger. Its synergistic mix of guar gum and fiber mixture when taken with water expands in stomach to produce a feeling of fullness.
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