Latin Name : Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba
Also known as guaran, guar gum is made from legumes called guar beans.
It’s a type of polysaccharide, or long chain of carbohydrate molecules bonded together, and composed of two sugars called mannose and galactose.
Guar gum is frequently used as a food additive in many processed foods.
It’s especially useful in food manufacturing because it’s soluble and able to absorb water, forming a gel that can thicken and bind products.
In terms of nutrition, guar gum is low in calories but high in soluble fiber. One tablespoon (10 grams) provides just 30 calories and 9 grams of fiber.