Description of Guar Gum Powder, Natural Thickener, 8 oz, NOW Foods
Guar Gum Powder, a source of dietary fiber, is derived from the Guar Bean.
This product works by thickening the dough to the proper consistency to prevent
the escape of gas released by leavening. It is especially useful in allergy breads
- rice, soy, potatao, etc 100% Natural. Derived entirely from guar beans.
What is Guar Gum?
Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonolobus) is a leguminous plant that grows in semiarid
regions of the world such as India and Pakistan. It bears many bean-like pods,
each of which contains six to nine small, rounded seeds. The guar seed is typically
made up of 40% to 46% germ, 38% to 45% endosperm, and 14% to 16% husk. The gum
is obtained from the grounded endosperm.
What is Guar Gum used for?
As the label on the Guar gum powder suggests this product is used as a baking
aid for recipes that use gluten free flours. Gluten is needed to impart elasticity
to the dough which would allow it hold in the gases formed by fermentation which
causes the rising effect. Guar and xanthan gums act as a substitutes for the
missing gluten in gluten free recipes. If you want to use this powder as a water
soluble fiber, consider adding 1/2 teaspoon to 12-16oz of flitered water and
Supplement Facts for powder
Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon
Servings per container: 162
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 1.0 g <1%
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g 4%
Guar Gum Powder (Cyamopsis betragonolobus) (seeds) 1.4 g (1400 mg)
Free of: sugar, salt, yeast, starch, wheat, corn, soy, gluten, artifiical colors
Add 1/2 teaspoon per cup flour to aid in the rising of baked goods
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