Guar Gum Powder
Guar Gum is extracted from the seed endosperm of the plant called Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, commonly known as Guar. It is widely grown in the North-western parts of India as a major monsoon crop. In general, this crop is cultivated once a year for the local farm-based economy. The Guar seed is separated from beans and processed to extract Gum splits which makes up about a 30% part of the seed. The remaining parts of the seeds are Guar Korma (Germ) and hull that is used as cattle feed for its high protein content. Thus, splits are used to make powdered guar gum.
With various hydrocolloids available under one roof, we also provide technical service on designing thickening and gelling stabilizers for your needs. Our experience of creating blends or even a specific property gum can be useful in terms of providing body, texture, and stability.
With the help of various natural thickeners, we also guide to reduce costs yet keeping the same texture and processing chart. Our ingredients always prove to make economic yet effective usage.
- Guar For food
- Guar for pet food
- Guar for technical applications
- Guar for pharmaceutical and personal care
Food Industry widely uses Guar Gum for its various interesting properties. Due to the wide spectrum of its properties it can be used in almost every type of food stability situation. A food grade of Guar is normally identified as plain Guar Gum Powder. For different applications based on recipe, demand and process control conditions, the user chooses the viscosity, the particle size and the hydration rate.
Microbiological, heavy metals and pesticide control is however the common parameters checked for food applications. Listed below are the most commonly used products . More grades can be offered after understanding the client’s needs. Bakery, salad dressings, dairy, frozen desserts, cheese and spreads, processed meat etc. are the few food segments where Guar can be used due to its economic yet effective role in promoting texture and extending stability.
- Guarsar 501 (High viscosity, fast hydrating fine mesh), viscosity, fast hyttne mesh)
- Guarsar 351 (medium high viscosity fine mesh)
- Guarsar F01 (Low viscosity, prehydrated Guar and odorless)
Guar is 10th additive and an effective gelling and thickening agent. It finds a wide application in pet food for its ability to provide texture and body in wet petfood that may have other hydrocolloids as well in combination. In dry petfood, it serves as a good film former as well.
Guarsar 501 and Guarsar 351 are the suitable economic grades for this purpose.
As a natural polysaccharide, Guar can be explained as a molecule composed of an ‘A’ linear chain of mannose with the alternating side-branches of galactose and mannose . This side chain structure allows it to undergo various modifications and serve various purposes in industrial applications.
Due to its structure, Guar makes a colloidal solution in water where the hydrated guar molecule binds water to form a viscous solution. Guar can hydrate and viscosity can be attained at the lower temperatures as well. Guar has up to eight times the thickening power of starch. Derivatization of guar gum leads to subtle changes in properties such as: decreased hydrogen bonding, increased solubility in water-alcohol mixture, and improved electrolyte compatibility.
There is a widerange of industrial applications for Guar and here are some of the largest segments:
- Fracturing fluids for Shale Gas and Oil
- Paper manufacturing
- Textile printing
- Mining and explosives
- Flocculation in water treatment
- Binding and coating
Based on the requirements, tailored specifications can be offered in Guar. Some of these grades are used as a starting material for chemically modified guar and some are used directly.
Guarsar 331 and 531 are the very fine mesh grades, often used for making textile printing thickeners. Guarsar FH7, FH8, FH9 and FH10 are the fast hydrating grades used for Shale Gas and oil exploring. These grades are also available in free flow versions if necessary. Guarsar C5, and C6 are suitable for paper manufacturing.
We offer a wide range of textile printing thickeners. Details can be found in the dedicated section
Sarda produces high quality and high purity grades for specific pharmaceuticals and personal care applications . Specifically designed grades can be offered to meet specific needs like film forming, coating, syrup binding etc.
Gum HVR 40 (de-pigmented, odourless Guar of high viscosity)
Gum HVR 20 (De-pigmented, odourless Guar of low viscosity)
Gum HVC 10 (clarified, odourless very low viscosity guar of high solubility)