Guar Products

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Guar Seed

Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.)
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The guar or Lond bean, with the botanical name Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, is an annual legume and the source of guar gum. It is also known as gavar, gawar, or guvar bean.

Guar Seed refers to the bean or cluster bean of the Cyamopsis tetragonolobus plant. The plant is an annual legume primarily cultivated in India which can be eaten as a green bean.

Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) is an erect, bushy annual herbaceous legume up to 3 m high, with trifoliate leaves up to 10 cm long, and white or rose coloured flowers. The pods are straight, hairy, pale green, up to 12 cm long and contain 5 to 12 hard seeds (beans) each.

Guar is a multi-purpose plant, mostly used today as a source of galactomannan gum, which is used as a thickener and stabilizer in foods such as salad dressings, ice cream and yoghurt. The gum and the water-soluble resin extracted from the seeds are also used in other industries, including paper manufacturing, cosmetics, mining and oil drilling.

Guar Plant

The sweet and tender young pods are consumed as a vegetable or snacks in North-west and South India, and the mature seeds can be eaten during periods of food shortages.

Young pods and fresh or dry forage are used as livestock feeds. The plant is also used as a green manure and cover crop.

Guar meal is the main by-product of guar gum production. It is a mixture of germs and hulls at an approximate ratio of 25% germs to 75% hulls.

A protein-rich material containing about 40% protein in the DM, it is used as a feed ingredient, but may require processing to improve palatability and remove antinutritional factors.

In addition to the regular guar meal ("churi"), some Indian Manufacturers sell a high-protein guar meal ("korma").