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About Guar

What is Guar?

Guar (Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba), a summer annual legume, native to the Indo-Pak subcontinent.

In Pakistan, Guar is grown mainly on arid, sandy areas in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan.

Guar was traditionally grown as forage for cattle, as a green manure crop and as a vegetable for human consumption.

In the late forties, it was determined that in addition to its soil-building properties, Guar produces seeds that contain a galactomannan gum for which a multitude of food and non-food applications have been developed.

As a result, today, the primary importance of Guar lies in the commercial value of its seed.

Guar Gum

Guar gum is classified chemically as a galactomannan. It has unique properties with many diversified uses such as:

  • Flocculent
  • Water Barrier
  • Complexing agent and binder
  • Dispersant
  • Stabilizer
  • Viscosity modifier
  • Thickener

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