What is Guar gum?
Guar gum is a natural thickener of vegetable origin, used to improve the texture of recipes and preparations, without adding calories, and providing an extra amount of fibre.
It is obtained from a plant called Cyamopsistetragonoloba, which belongs to the legume family. Each unit contains 300 grams of Guar Gum.
What are its properties?
It is of vegetable origin.
It is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It is obtained from a plant called Cyamopsistetragonoloba. It is suitable for coeliacs. It can be used as a substitute for flour.
Source of fibre.
Guar gum, in addition to increasing the volume of preparations, is an excellent source of fibre. It helps to prevent constipation. It does not cause stomach upset if consumed in the recommended amounts.
Being a source of fibre, and increasing the volume of food, it increases the satiety index. Guar Gum acts as a thickener and texturiser, increasing the volume and improving the texture of preparations.
Properties as a thickener.
It increases the volume of recipes and increases the satiety power of the food with which it has been combined. It does not modify or alter the flavour of the preparations in which it is added.
It has no caloric value. It can be an ally for people who are in a calorie deficit with the aim of fat loss.
How to use Guar Gum?
A very small amount (1-2 grams) is required to thicken the desired liquid or dough. It is recommended to try different amounts until the desired thickness is achieved.
For those who enjoy cooking, guar gum is an ingredient that cannot be missing in the preparation of different recipes and preparations. Ideal to add in the preparation of your recipes to increase the volume and achieve a creamier texture.