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.