It is used as a thickening agent which helps to prevent oil droplets from coalescing whereas when used as a stabilizing agent it prevents solid particles from settling. This powder is used in different industries like food, pharmaceutical, chemical, textile, cosmetic and many more industries. Along with the stabilizing agents used in different industries, It also has various health benefits. It has good solubility in cold & hot water and is insoluble in all organic solvents. The viscosity of Guar gum depends on the amount of salt, temperature, & pH level. It exhibits good hydrogen bonding properties.
It is highly compatible with organic & inorganic substance of various types. Additionally, it also shows usability with few dyes and numerous food constituents. The stickiness of the guar gum solution increases with water content. Guar gum in low concentration shows considerable settling properties. Hence, it also acts as a filter aid. It has more thickening property than the corn starch and it inhibits the growth of ice crystal. The numerous properties of guar gum make it a valuable ingredient in multiple products and hence it finds a lot of applications in diverse industries.
It is extensively preferred in food industries. It is used in ice-creams to control the growth of crystals, moisture, and its freezing point. It is also used in bakery products, like- bread, cake, pastry, etc., as a binding agent. It imparts softness and sponginess to the bakery items and is also used for retaining moisture. It shows excellent binding property and hence it is used in the paper industry. The addition of Guar Gum Powder increases the tensile strength of the paper.
It also aids in controlling fluid & water loss and viscosity. It is an excellent lubricant and hence it is widely used in oil well stimulations and acts as an effective gelling agent and is employed in oil well stimulations for reducing gel lumping.