GUAR GUM / GUARAN (E412 food grade), kg

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Guar gum

Guar gum, bean gum, bean gum, guarana


C18H30O15 (monomer)


Guar gum 2D






Molar mass

486,42 g/mol


0,99 g/cm3


From 1% forms strong gel

Guar gum, also known as bean gum, is a polysaccharide with a wide range of applications. It is obtained from the seeds of the legume Angular bean gum, the main substance of which is galactomannan. The bean seeds are dehulled, ground, sieved and the resulting powder is used to obtain bean gum.

In the food industry, bean gum is mainly used in the production of sauces and condiments. It helps to stabilize emulsions by thickening the water, but is not an emulsifier. The use of even 1% bean gum can significantly increase the viscosity of products. Guar gum can also be used to suspend solid particles such as spices or herbs, thus producing seasonings with an attractive appearance. In ice cream production, it helps to create the desired texture of the products. Xanthan gum is used to replace egg yolk powders with emulsifiers to obtain analogous products with egg whites. It is a very popular ingredient in gluten-free products to give a dough texture more similar to gluten-containing products. Commonly used in concentrations up to 0,5% in food. Bean gum slows down the growth of ice crystals by non-specifically slowing down the transport of materials at the solid-liquid phase interface. These gums are well stabilized even during changes in freezing and thawing cycles, making them a very effective additive in cold storage products such as It is also an effective cooling agent in cold storage products such as yoghurts, cheese, etc.

In cosmetics, bean gum (guar gum) is used in the manufacture of toothpastes to give them a smooth texture. One of the most common uses is in the preparation of water gels. It is also used in O/W emulsions to reinforce the non-stick properties of droplets. Guar gum forms a film, making it ideal for use in gels, lotions or similar types of products. It is also used in water-based lubricants. Main INCI Functions:

  • Binding agent: Allows the combination of various cosmetic ingredients
  • Emulsion stabilizer: promotes the emulsification process and improves the stability and shelf life of the emulsion
  • Film formation: forms a continuous film on the skin, hair or nails
  • Masking: reduces or suppresses the odor of the product or the main flavor
  • Viscosity control: increases or decreases the viscosity of the cosmetic

In the oil extraction industry, guar gum is used in large quantities to thicken drilling fluids. The fluid is used to bring drilling cuttings to the surface, so the thickening of the fluid by guar gum allows the solids to be brought to the surface. When drilling is stopped, the particles remain suspended in the drilling fluid and do not settle into the drill site.

The quantities used depend on the desired thickness. The more is added, the thicker the product. Bean gum is also not a self-gel forming substance like carob gum.6 However, when treated with borax or calcium, the bean gum molecules cross-link and form a gel. In water, these gums are non-ionic and hydrocolloidal. They are not affected by the ionic strength or pH of the solution, but degrade at extremes of pH and temperature (i.e. pH 3 at 50 °C).6 Bean gums remain stable at solution pH > 5-7. Strong acids cause hydrolysis and destroy viscosity. Strong alkalis at high concentrations also tend to reduce viscosity. Lipids are insoluble in most hydrocarbon solvents. Bean gum has a high structural viscosity. They are highly thixotropic at concentrations above 1%, with little thixotropy below 0,3%. The viscosity of bean gum is synergistic with xanthan gum.

In metalworking, guar gum is used in the quenching of steels, in the hardening process to give the steel carbon content and to make the hardening solution stable and uniform and to reduce the formation of steam bubbles.

In the pharmaceutical industry, as a binder in the manufacture of tablets and as a disintegrating agent. It is also used as one of the ingredients in the manufacture of lytic drugs, as the limes of the bean, by thickening the fluids in the digestive tract, help the intestinal bacteria to multiply, resulting in a faster peristalsis. In addition, by retaining moisture, guar gum prevents the stool from hardening, which helps to loosen the bowels. In the care of difficult patients, bean gum is used as a thickening agent for liquids and food in patients with swallowing difficulties

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**- The product complies with the requirements for food additive E412 but is not intended for use as a food additive.

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