Guar gum

Guar gum, also called guaran, is a galactomannan polysaccharide extracted from guar beans that has thickening and stabilizing properties useful in food, feed, and industrial applications. The guar seeds are mechanically dehusked, hydrated, milled and screened according to application.[1] It is typically produced as a free-flowing, off-white powder.

Guar gum
Identifiers
ChemSpider
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ECHA InfoCard 100.029.567
E number E412 (thickeners, ...)
UNII
Properties
Density 0.8-1.0 g/mL at 25 °C
Acidity (pKa) 5-7
Pharmacology
A10BX01 (WHO)
Hazards
Safety data sheet (SDS) MSDS
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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