Guar gum is a food ingredient derived from a type of legume called the guar bean. As a thickener, it has eight times the power of cornstarch, providing thickening characteristics at relatively much lower usage levels than most other ingredients. Guar is considered a dietary fiber in some regions, including the U.S., and several clinical trials suggest that guar consumption lowers LDL-cholesterol levels.
India and Pakistan account for more than 90 percent of the world’s total guar production which is grown by thousands of farmers in these regions together with other crops.
Our guar suppliers are members of Sedex, a global membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chain. Sustainability is a core tenant of the work of our strategic suppliers and they are training guar growers on Good Agricultural Practices to improve yields and farmer livelihoods.
DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences' commitment to sustainability is also reflected in the sourcing of organic guar.
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