Nowadays, Guar gum powder is popularly used in many ways and in many means for the variety of industries. We have all known and heard through many research, surveys, videos & articles guar gum applications in Food industry has extravagantly increased demand for guar gum products and its by-products.
Industries like textile, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, paper, oil well drilling, explosives and much more have been taking great advantages to uses of guar gum powder its various forms.
Various Applications in Food Industry:
We are glad to share some really interesting applications which shall also amplify your know how about guar gum powder and its benefits.
In few of many applications for food, there are few factors which play the role is it is extensively used as food additives, as a thickening additive, mostly for stabilizing. Guar gum powder has some very interesting features which are like the ability of water retention, enhanced like fiber content, for texturing & binding. There are many food items and cuisines in which guar gum powder is used as the gelling agent, thickening, crystallization and giving volume too.
In Dairy products guar gum powder is utilized in texture, maintain gumminess & color such as for product category like ice-creams, soft cheese, cheese spreads, processed cheese, preserved flavored milk, puddings and much more.
Its application in frozen food vertical in the food industry is also well- known to reduce crystal formation as binder & stabilizer. It is also how interestingly it is used for baked food product processing for moisture prevention and due to its quality of giving texture, volume, structure, and thickness. With the bakery guar gum also acts as beautiful pastry icings for decorative purpose.
In Eastern region, it is strangely also popular for noodles & pasta preparations. Guar gum gives that volume binding and qualities gelling. Also blends very easily with the flavor added too as by itself it has no taste of its own.
Pet food has changed its trends and plays its own role essentially with changing a fast paced lifestyle of the pet-owners. Pet food for dogs, cats, cattle and much more are made of this high in fiber and nutrients. It supports healthy digestive system and also helps maintain great activeness in pet’s lifestyle.
With changing times almost everyone’s eating habits & also preferences have changed a lot over past years, hence now there is more health conscious lifestyle is adapted to food preferences like salads and sandwiches, wraps and also due to which guar gum powder’s popularity amongst food items such as salad dressings, jams, mayonnaise, sauce, ketchup, jellies, fruit spreads and many more. These guar gum powder blends very well so reduction of water is never an issue or oil separations too.
Similarly, the food products such as canned, preserved are also using guar gum by-products for preservation purposes like for canned vegetables, sauce, dips, meat etc…In a production of beverages too like canned drinks, soft drinks, flavored milk, buttermilk, cold drinks too guar gum plays its role to improve shelf life, manage thickness, enhances body and mouth feel and lastly most important improves shelf life. Due to its thickening property, even manufacturers of instant soups love them. All those lovely yummy looking sweets candies and gummy bears are also very popularly using guar gum powder for viscosity, moisture retention, bonding & fracturing and lastly for glazing those for the final presentation & to enhance that delicious look on confectioneries.