Guar Gum is a Polysaccharide produced from the endosperm contained in the seeds (beans) of the Guar plant (Endosperm is the white fleshy part of the guar bean which is used as nutrition when the plant begins to grow). The beans are de-husked and then the endosperm extracted; its then ground to a fine powder to produce guar gum.
Uses For Guar Gum:
Uses include: Paper coating, cosmetics, interior coating of firehose nozzles, fracturing aid in oil wells, textiles, printing, polishing. Guar gum can be used in lotions, gels and cosmetics because of its ability to mix oil and water. PH stability makes it ideal for use in thickening acid and alkaline chemical cleaners etc.
How to use Guar Gum
Normally Guar gum can be used at between 0.5 and 1% to thicken aqueous solutions. It is cold water soluble but it rapidly dissolves in warm / hot liquids. Always stir in well to ensure an even mix.
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.