Guar gum

Guar gum is a high viscosity polysaccharide (galactomannan) obtained from the seed of the guar plant (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba or C. psoraloides) 1.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers guar gum to be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) when used in foods, typically as a thickener (21CFR184.1339).

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Whistler RL, BeMiller JN. Carbohydrate Chemistry for Food Scientists. St. Paul, Minn.: American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc., 1999.