Guar Gum

A cost-effective, all-natural thickening agent for a range of foods and beverages


Guar gum has eight times the thickening power of cornstarch and is used to control viscosity and build texture. It is an all-natural hydrocolloid from the guar bean and is considered a dietary fiber in certain regions, including the USA. It is used in a variety of dairy and plant-based foods and beverages.

  • All natural
  • Consumer and label friendly
  • Easy to formulate with
  • Process tolerant
  • No negative interactions with other ingredients


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Clean Label

An all-natural ingredient that is consumer and label friendly.


Plant Based

Often used in plant-based dairy and ice cream applications.



Our guar suppliers are members of Sedex, a global organization dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices across the global supply chain. Sustainability is a core value of the work of our strategic suppliers, as they train local guar growers in good agricultural practices to improve yields and the livelihoods of farmers. Our commitment to sustainability is also reflected in the sourcing of organic guar.

Our guar gum supports at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Discover more about our raw materials and sustainable sourcing.

Learn about our commitment to sustainable operations.






Improves creaminess

Adds stability to low-viscosity products

Provides emulsifying properties

Ideal for instant thickening at low temperature

Can be used for syneresis control in gelled products

Adds fiber and can be marketed as beneficial for cholesterol levels

Available in a wide range of viscosities

Enables synergistic viscosity control with xanthan gum

  • Milks and juices
  • Instant drinks
  • Instant sauces
  • Dressings
  • Brioches and bread
  • Dairy desserts
  • Fruit soups and fruit preparation


Controls viscosity and builds texture

Works over a broad formulation range

Available in a wide variety of mesh sizes

Neutral taste and odor

  • Dairy
  • Culinary
  • Bakery
  • Meat
  • Beverages


Application Areas

Drawing on many years of experience, we tailor solutions for bakery products, creating superb fresh-keeping properties in bread and cakes and the right bite and crumb in biscuits, crackers and pastry, even at reduced fat levels.
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Our broad assortment of stabilizers helps you create the preferred texture, great flavor release and high stability in your fruit applications, whether those include high- or low-sugar fruit spreads (jams), bakery fillings, yogurt fruit preparations or fruit sauces.
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