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Guar Gum Beans

Guar, (Cyamopsis Tetragonolobous (Linn) Taub) is a pod bearing plant  belonging to the Lagiminosae Family. Guar Gum Beans is a crop growing in semi arid – sub tropical areas spread over north-north western India and east-south eastern Pakistan. Being a monsoon crop, it requires rain in more than 2 spells and is harvested in September-October- November.


Guar was originally used as a cattle feed full of proteins. Later on, it was discovered that the gum derived from Guar seeds is much superior than that of Locust Beans. The technology of extracting gum from Guar was commercialised in 1953 in the US and then a decade later in India. Because of its basic characteristic of being a natural polymer, in early days, Guar gum was used more in the paper industry. It has now been accepted widely in various industries where it is used as a viscosifier, thickener, binder, gelling agent, stabilizer, emulsifier, flocculant, water holding agent etc…