Guar Gum

Guar Gum acts as a thickening agent in dressings and other recipes

Guar Gum

Guar Gum

Guar gum, also called guaran, is extracted from the seed of the leguminous shrub Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, where it acts as a food and water store. It’s similar to locust bean gum. Guar gum is a polysaccharide (a long chain of sugars) made of the sugars galactose and mannose. This long chain acts as a thickening agent in dressings and other recipes, particularly where heating is not desired. Guar gum is not usually sold in markets, but some health food stores and drug stores carry it, as do some coops.

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An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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