Guar Gum Powder – Composition, Properties & Application of Guar Gum Powder

Goma Guar, Guar Guma, Guarpitmeel, Gomme de guar, Guarkernmehl, Goma Guar
Botanical Name : Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, L
Family : Leguminosae
Part Used : Seeds
Vernacular Name : Guar
Imco Code : Harmless
EINECS No : 232-536-8
BTN : 1302 3230
CAS No : 9000-30-0
EEC No : E-412

During last decade Guar has immerged as an important industrial raw material and Produced by man for thousands of years. India has been the single largest producer and exporter of Guar gum accounting for more than 80 percent of the global output and trade.

Guar has now assumed a larger role among the domesticated plants due to its unique functional properties.

India Ranks First in the production of guar which is grown in the North Western part of the Country Which mainly includes the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab. Other main countries are Pakistan, U.S.A and Brazil.

The by product of Guar Gum industry consisting of the outer seed coat and germ material is called guar meal. The Guar meal after gum Extraction is a potential source of protein and contains about 42% crude protein which is one and a half times more than the level of protein in guar seed. The protein content in guar meal is well comparable with that of oil cakes. It is used as a feed for live stock including poultry. Guar meal contains two deleterious factors i.e. residual guar gum and trypsin inhibitor, Toasting of Guar Gum Powder improves its nutritive value in chicks. Toasted guar Meal can be used in limited quantity i.e. Up to 10% in Poultry diet. However it can replace groundnut cake by almost 100% in animal feeds.

This Galactomanan is a high molecular weight carbohydrate polymer made up of a large number of mannose and galactose unit linked together. The crude Guar Gum is a grayish white powder 90% of which dissolves in water. It is non ionic polysaccharide based on the milled endosperm of the guar bean whose average.

Guar Gum Powder Composition is –

Hydrocolloid : 23%
Fats : 40%
Proteins : 34%

The most important property of the Guar is its ability to hydrate rapidly in cold water to attain a very high viscosity at relatively low concentrations. Its specific colloidal nature gives the solution an excellent thickening power which is 6to10 timnes thicker than that obtained from starch . It is stable over a wide range of PH and it also improves the flowability and pumpability of the fluid. It is a superior friction loss reducing agent.

Guar powder is significantly been used in many of products we use in our daily routine so as to make and have the feel of the product. It is been extracted with industrial process and is been used in many of the industries as thickening & stabilizing agent.

Guar Gum Powder as a thickening & stabilizing agent

Goma guar when used as a thickening agent helps to prevent oil droplets from coalescing whereas when used as a stabilizing agent it prevents solid particles from settling. This powder is used in different industries like food, pharmaceutical, chemical, textile, cosmetic and many more industries. Along with the stabilizing agents used in different industries, Gomme de guar also have various health benefits.

We at Abdullabhai Abdul Kader, provide high-quality guar gum powder including our other products like Kalonji seeds, natural food colours, cocoa powder, sesame seed oil and many more products.

Guar Gum Powder Properties

  • It has good solubility in cold & hot water and is insoluble in all organic solvents.
  • The viscosity of Guar gum depends on the amount of salt, temperature, & pH level.
  • It exhibits good hydrogen bonding properties.
  • It is highly compatible with organic & inorganic substance of various types. Additionally, it also shows usability with few dyes and numerous food constituents.
  • The stickiness of the guar gum solution increases with water content.
  • Guar gum in low concentration shows considerable settling properties. Hence, it also acts as a filter aid.
  • It has more thickening property than the corn starch and it inhibits the growth of ice crystal.

Guar Gum Powder Application

The numerous properties of guar gum make it a valuable ingredient in multiple products and hence it finds a lot of applications in diverse industries.

It is extensively preferred in food industries. It is used in ice-creams to control the growth of crystals, moisture, and its freezing point. It is also used in bakery products, like- bread, cake, pastry, etc., as a binding agent. It imparts softness and sponginess to the bakery items and is also used for retaining moisture. It shows excellent binding property and hence it is used in the paper industry. The addition of Guarkernmehl increases the tensile strength of the paper.

It also aids in controlling fluid & water loss and viscosity. It is an excellent lubricant and hence it is widely used in oil well stimulations and acts as an effective gelling agent and is employed in oil well stimulations for reducing gel lumping.

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Guar Gum Powder – Product Specification

100 Mesh 200 Mesh 300 Mesh
Colour Appearance : Creamish White Creamish White Creamish White
Moisture : 8 – 12% 8 – 12% 8 – 12%
RIA : 2 – 2.5% 2 – 2.5% 2 – 2.5%
Protein : 4 – 4.5% 4 – 4.5% 4 – 4.5%
Ash : 1 – 2% 1 – 2% 1 – 2%
Gum Content : 80 – 85% 80 – 85% 80 – 85%
PH : 6 – 7 6 – 7 6 – 7
Heavy Metals : Less than 20 ppm. Less than 20 ppm. Less than 20 ppm.
Arsenic : Less than 3 ppm. Less than 3 ppm. Less than 3 ppm.
Lead : Less than 2 ppm. Less than 2 ppm. Less than 2 ppm.
Viscosity(Cold) : 1% Sol. Brookf. Visc.RVT Mod.
At 25oC Spi. No. 4 at 20 rpm
1% Sol. Brookf. Visc.RVT Mod.
At 25oC Spi. No. 4 at 20 rpm
(1% Sol. Brookf. Visc.RVT Mod.
At 25oC Spi. No. 4 at 20 rpm.
4000 – 4500 cps. 3500 – 8500 cps. 4500 – 5000 cps.
TPC : 3000 – 10000/gm. 3000 – 10000/gm. 3000 – 5000/gm.
Yeast Mold : 200 – 500/gm 200 – 500/gm 200 – 500/gm
Salmonella : Absent Absent Absent
E.Coli : Absent Absent Absent
Streptococcus : Absent Absent Absent
Pseudomonas : Absent Absent Absent
Passing : 95 – 98% 90 – 98% 95 – 99%

Note : Above Specifications are In General. Material could be supplied according to the Buyer’s Specific Requirements.

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Our Specialization In Guar Gum Powder

We are into the manufacturing of the Tailor made products as well as the specific products suitable to the customer’s requirements in respect of controlling granulation and hydration to meet the specific use of the product.

We produce the controlled Hydration qualities. (Agri)

We are specialized to 300 mesh in which we can supply any required viscosity and required filteration as per the customers requirements.

We produce the alkaline soluble gums used in the textile Industries as well as in Oil well drilling as viscosifier/Gelling agent grade II and III.

We are now concentrating for producing Carboxy-methylated Guar Gum Powder, Hydroxy-Propylated and Ethylated Guar Gum, Oxidised and Cationic Guar Gum as New Developments.

200 mesh Guar Gum Powder with 5500-6000cps

Packing and storage: Packing will be done in Master White Kraft Paper Bag HDPE Laminated of 25 Kg Net consisting of Poly Ethylene liners.

Shelf Life: 2 years from the date of production provided Stored in a Cool and Dry Place