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  • Hydrocolloids are characterised by their ability to form a highly viscous solution when mixed with water. Water being essential ingredients in most of the food products, makes hydrocolloids the most favourable additive whenever there is a requirement of change of texture. Long chains of polymers, present in Hydrocolloids like Guar Gum, leads to abundance in presence of hydroxyls. These hydroxyls bind with water molecules altering the viscosity of the whole solution. Hydrocolloids are being used extensively in soups, jelly, jams, gravies and various other products to modify their rheology. They act as thickening and gelling agents while also helping improve and preserve the quality of food over a long duration of time. Hydrocolloids property to control the growth of crystals of ice and sugar has allowed it makes its way into ice-creams, dessert and similar products.

    Cassia Tora Seeds

    Thickening Agent:

    Hydrocolloid’s most important use in any food product is to provide viscous texture. The reasons why they are used so extensively in food products are mentioned below:

    1. Hydrocolloids provide high-grade thickening at comparatively low prices. Its abundance of availability and low cost makes it favourable for use.
    2. Hydrocolloids are having the ability to maintain viscosity over a wide range of pH and under high temperature. Since food products are most probably to be exposed to extensive heat and usually contains ingredients with different ph, it is important for hydrocolloids to remain stable.
    3. While hydrocolloids are fairly stable, in terms of viscosity; it is also important that viscosity can be altered as per desire. It is known that the viscosity of certain hydrocolloids, such as Arabic Gum, decreases with an increase in shear stress. This property can be used to alter viscosity as per the requirement.

    While Starch, a hydrocolloid, is relatively cheap and abundant as compared to other hydrocolloids its thickening ability is considerably low. If one wants to use starch and wants a high-grade thickening effect, he/she has to add it in large amounts. Because of such high content of starch, it is a possibility that the taste of food might get altered. Guar gum powder, which has eight times the thickening effect of starch, is used in low concentration in various food products and still gives better results. Some of the products in which Gaur gum is used are ice-cream, ketchup, fruit Juices and pudding powder.

    Gelling Agent:

    While the functionality of gelling agents overlaps with that of thickening agents, it is important to know that the gelling agent gives a gel-like texture without the presence of any stiffness while thickeners are often known for the stiffness that it provides. Cassia Tora powder, hydrocolloids, is a naturally occurring gelling agent and also add to taste of the food.  Guar gum powder has the ability to mix in hot/cold water and possess shear thinning property. This property allows it to provide gel-like texture at low ph and at certain shear stress. While most of the gelling effects produced by hydrocolloids are reversible under certain ph or temperature, there are some which produce irreversible effects. Such hydrocolloids with irreversible gelling agents are usually used in the making of dairy products. Using Carboxymethylcellulose, like that of Guar gum, consistency index and viscosity of the product increases with greater efficiency as compared to when using Xanthan Gum or Tragacanth.

    What do we provide?

    At Agro Gums, we provide a variety of hydrocolloids including Guar, Cassia and Sesbania. These hydrocolloids are available in different forms including in derivative form, Fast Hydration Guar Gum. We have been serving the hydrocolloids market since 1979 and have huge experience. At Agro Gums, we maintain a Quality Assure department and without the approval of this department, no product is sent in the market.

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  • Guar gum is used in Food and Non-food industries at wide scale.  It is regarded as GRAS that means that it is safe for consumption for human as well as animals. India is the largest producer of guar gum and contributes 80% of total guar production in the world.

    The awareness about the quality of gum is increasing worldwide due to numerous reasons such as chain transparency, environment degradation and information availability about its source among the consumers.

    As a consequence, both farmers and end-users of guar gum became aware about the organic methods of its farming, to avoid synthetic pesticides which can pollute soil, air and water. There is a substantial demand of organic guar gum in many countries as it is environmental-friendly.

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    Guar Gum: Organic Farming for High Quality Yield                                               

    Here are certain listed indications for suitable weather conditions;

    • Guar is an annual legume plant, grown in India. It is a drought-tolerant plant, and grows properly in sunlight and dry weather.
    • It can even cope with little or moderate rainfall.
    • It requires sufficient soil moisture prior sowing its seeds and during maturation. Thus, the apt time to sow guar seeds is after first rains in the month of June or July.

    The organic farming of guar crop is important to get yield of good quality, and to minimize harmful effects to soil fertility and texture. It consists of strategic method of seed selection and harvesting.

    There are other processes such as land and seed treatment, line sowing, deep hoeing and pest management. This type of farming encourages use of organic repellent and fertilizer instead of chemicals.

    • Some of the methods are described below:

    Seed Selection: Under organic farming, the organically produced and treated varieties of seeds are selected for cultivation to get high quality production of guar.

    Soil Management: It relies on the natural breakdown of organic matter of soil. Green manure and composting are some of the techniques which can provide nutrients to the soil used by previous crops.

    Pest Management: Organic pest management promotes weed suppression instead of weed elimination. The farmers integrate cultural, biological, mechanical, physical and chemical tactics to manage weeds without synthetic herbicides.

    For instance, frequent crop rotation can control the growth of weeds and promote the growth of natural microorganisms.

    Line Sowing: The line sowing method can help to achieve higher yield by reducing weed. This method helps in proper weeding, irrigation, harvesting and processing of crops. It minimizes drudgery in weeding process.

    A considerable hike in production and improvement in quality of guar cultivation was found due to its strategic and organic farming. Upon cultivation, guar gum is extracted from endosperm of seeds after removing the husk and germ portions from it.

    Organic Guar Gum: Utilization in Food & Industrial Sector

    • The customers are inclined to maintain their well-being by using natural products. They ask about the source and method of production of raw materials. Thus, the demand of organic guar gum has risen worldwide in the following industries:
    • Organic guar gum is used as binding and disintegrating agent in pharmaceuticals manufacturing. It is also used as gelling agent in pharmaceutical industry.
    • It is used in confectioneries as a gelling agent. It is also used in making ice-cream as it avoids ice crystal formation and maintains good texture of food items.
    • It is applied in the pet feed industry as a gelling agent. The organic guar husk is also used as animal and poultry feed.
    • It is widely used in textile sector as a thickening agent. It enhances the quality of cloth and fiber.
    • It is utilized in cosmetics industry for sizing purpose. It can also used to bind raw materials used in cosmetic industry.

    Conclusion

    The demand of organic guar gum is elevated due to awareness among consumers, farmers and producers. The intake of organic guar gum is also beneficial for health as it regulates the bowel movement and boost metabolism to maintain overall health.

    Why Agrogums?

    Agrogums is a customer-centric company involved in acquiring, processing and exporter of guar gum, since 1979. The company also offers high quality of Guar Gum Powder, Guar Gum Splits, Guar Meal, Fast Hydration Guar Gum Powder, Cassia Powder, Cassia Tora Seeds, Cassia Tora Splits, and Sesbania Gum Powder.

    We have an advanced infrastructure, skillful personnel, and efficient R&D department which promote us to provide high quality products and unmatched customer services at the cost-effective rates to our valuable customers across the globe.

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  • GRAS stands for Generally Regarded As Safe products.

     

    As we know, guar gum is a hydro colloid obtained from the seeds of the legume guar. This is utilized in various array of industries, ranging from mining and construction to cosmetics and food.

     

    To prevent unwanted health side-effects and to avoid the over usage of a substance, the FDA imposes some rules and restrictions on the addition of different constituents to food.

     

    Partially hydrolyzed guar gum, is produced by an enzymatic process on the guar gum. After this it is dried by spraying and sterilized by special techniques. After purification procedures, it is powderised and packed in to suitable packets, ready for dispatch.

    Guar gum Powder

     

    The molecular size and viscosity are significantly less. It also offers more stability against, acid, pH, digestive enzymes, etc. It does not interact with and denature the protein solutions. At higher temperature, its viscosity decreases proportionally. Thus as temperatures increase, it becomes easier to apply. Because of this properties, it is a preferential fiber for dietary use. Its use has increased over the past years. It is used as Sunfiber.

    Recently the restrictions on addition on guar gum have been liberalized, and now the gradual addition of partially hydrolyzed guar gum to the food products is limited only by the cGMP content. Because of this, guar gum can be added to several food items, that are more appealing to the general public. By adding guar gum, their fiber content is thus increased. Thus healthier and appealing diet can be given to the people.

    If a substance should be added to the food, it ought to be a water-soluble, colorless, odorless and tasteless product, so as to maintain the original flavour of the food.

    There can be many advantages of the guar gum as a significant component of our diets.

    The applications of the partially hydrolyzed guar gum in food industry are as follows:

    1. Used as a medicine. Even in the earlier times, guar gum was mixed with some products and heated to obtain a medicine for the treatment of digestive tract disorders. Till today, its use has been persistent. If the fiber content of the usually consumed food items, is increased, the constipation can be avoided. It also helps in diarrhoea. As this fiber is a pro-biotic, it increases the growth of good bacteria and also prevents the foreign bacterial colonies, thus benefits in infective diarrhoea. But this use has not been verified.
    2. Enhancement of nutritive value of food items. Fibers are nutritive but they are bulky and non-palatable. Their addition in day to day food items ultimately will increase the nutritional capacity of the food article.
    3. As this is a low-calorie product, which is bulky, its addition to the food items may benefit obese individuals by decreasing their calorie intake.
    4. In When added to the cereal, it helps to increase the flow-rate and thus its bowl life.
    • liquid food items.
    • Provides foam stability for the shakes.
    • Improves the suspension of the particulate in soups.
    • Improves the consistency of salad dressing.
    1. Prevents the formation of ice crystals in ice creams and other dairy products.
    2. It is used for the improvement in the texture of yogurt.
    3. It also works as a substitute of sugar in whipped cream and steamed bread. It is better than other sugar substitutes as it is a completely natural product and does not undergo any digestive process.
    4. It is used as a bulking agent in various dairy products including yogurt.
    5. It also prevents the starch dispersion from boiled rice, without the change in the final consistency and the texture of the product.
    6. Some of the studies have shown the PHGG to lower the glycaemic index. This supports its use in the diabetics.
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  • Let’s start with what IBS means?

    IBS or the irritable bowel syndrome, is an inflammatory condition of the large intestine.When body’s defense systems, mess up they start attacking our own organs! IBS is one such disease.

    So Irritable Bowel Syndrome is of two types:

    Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the two forms of the disease.

    These diseases are caused due to overactive immune system. The defence system of the body, attacks the mucosa (the inner most layer of the gut canal) and causes the formation of ulcers. In other places, the area becomes swollen and reddish and painful.

    These diseases mainly cause morbidity. That is the painful condition that limits movement and capacity. These diseases rarely cause fatalities.

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    These are un-treatable diseases. There is no particular cure. So these have to be managed by various measures. Medicines are generally administered. But it becomes, a little difficult to stay put with medicines for a long time because of their irritating side effects.

    PHGG or the partially hydrolysed guar gum is commonly used to manage IBS.These guar gum is safe to be mixed in the foods and beverages and is said to be GRAS – Generally Regarded As Safe guar gum. Recently the limit of PHGG as an ingredient in the food has increased, owing to it nutritional benefits and its positive effect on the irritable bowel syndrome.

    The advantages of use of Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum in the management of IBS are as follows.

    • The original guar gum, extracted from endosperm of guar plant, can not be easily incorporate into foods and beverages, due to its thick consistency and a high potential as a thickening agent.
    • It is a natural product with a little processing that does not change its constitution significantly.
    • Even if its a bulky product, it is tasteless. It is odourless and colourless. So it is palatable and when added to other food items, it does not alter the food considerably.All these properties increase the compliance of the patients to the diet.
    • When ingested, it is a relatively inert product and is not affected by any enzymes. It does not alter the structure of proteins and fats. It can be taken along any other food item.
    • When needed to be mixed with a particular food, it can easily mix and does not change the formation of the product. In some cases, also benefits as a thickening agent and as a bulk-forming agent in yogurt.
    • It also has pro-biotic properties. Thus it stimulates the growth of normal gut flora. Increase in the same, prevents infection by other micro organisms. The normal gut bacteria also release various enzymes that increase the excretion of harmful waste products and help in better absorption of metabolic nutrients like vitamins.
    • As the intestinal mucosa is inflamed, the passage of stool causes considerable morbidity. These may also lead to psychological constipation. When these kind of fibers are integrated in diet, they absorb water and swell up. They also increase the osmotic water retention inside the bowel. They increase the bulk of the stool and also make it softer. Thus the stool passes easily without causing much pain.
    • Because of constipation accompanying IBS, many patients resort to laxative medication. With the use of fibers, the requirement of the medicines becomes almost nil.

    Most of the studies conducted so far, have not regarded dietary fiber as a beneficial component in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. But the experience supports the theory. Some newer studies support the use of PHGG in diet for the management of IBS. Apart from the intestinal benefits, these fibers also provide other health benefits and thus looks at improving the general lifestyle.

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  • What is Cassia Gum Powder?

    Obtained from the weed plant Caesalpiniaceae, growing extensively in the northern plains of

    India, cassia tora powder is a natural thickening agent. This powder is a yellow to off-white coloured powder, when dissolved in hot water, it forms thick gels. It also forms gels with the carageenan and xanthan. Cassia powder is a polymer of mannose and galactose sugars. These sugar residues have free groups on the side chains which makes the molecule cationic.

    Cassia powder is a product with a lot of useful properties. Its water solubility is the most important property. Also the ability to act in different media offers a plasticity and freedom to the various industries that utilize the guar gum powder.

    What is the use of cassia tora powder in cosmetics?

    • Cassia tora powder is used in shampoos and conditioners to give a soft and smooth finish. Shampoo and conditioner both are thick vicious products. The thickness and viscosity helps in preventing over usage of the product and the consequent damage to the hair. The cassia powder used in this products, increases the viscosity and imparts a thick paste like form, which can be easily applied to the hair. Being a colloid, it forms a protective film around the hairs and thus protects them from other harmful chemicals, that may be contained in the products. Some of the product is retained on the strands of the hair and this may help to prevent the damage due to blow-drying of hair or heat applications.
    • It is used in the creams and lotions to thicken them. These products are meant for staying on the skin and thus preventing the contact of the skin to dry air. Cassia powder is inherently cationic in nature. This property helps it bind with the anionic components of human hair and skin. Thus the cosmetic product stays longer and effect is exerted for a longer duration. Also the paste like creams and lotions are easier to apply to the skin. The cassia powder also has lubricating properties, which adds to the cosmetic effect of the product.
    • It is also used in shaving gels. Being a surfactant it smoothens the movement of razor on the skin. A thin layer of the shaving gel is formed on the skin and this layer is stabilized with the help of cassia powder.
    • Being a natural ingredient it is least harmful to the skin and thus is used extensively in cosmetics. Around the recent times, we have noticed an increasing usage of organic cosmetic make-up and other products.
    • Cassia powder is also present in the foundations, concealers, etc, which retains the product for a long time. It also decreases the surface tension thus, helps the product to glide easily on the skin. The thick constitution of the products, owing to the cassia powder, allows even spread on the skin, giving the makeup a professional touch.
    • Cassia powder has a long shelf life thus making it even more useful in cosmetics. Lets face it, Makeup products are costly and are to be used less at one time. These products are preserved for long times and the longer the expiry date, better it is for the customers.
    • Soaps generally dry-off your skin and give it a tired look. Addition off cassia powder to the liquid soaps, allots a gel formation and also acts as a lubricant which reduces the succeeding dry skin.

    Thus we can conclude, that cassia gum powder is highly useful product in the cosmetic industry. It can be used alone or it can also be easily used in combination with guar gum powder or also with carageenan and xanthan.

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  • The hydrocolloids are a diverse group of long chain polymers with the ability to form viscous dispersions or gels when dispersed in water. They were discovered from trees, plant extracts, sea weeds, flours, seeds and gummy slimes from fermentation processes and other natural processes. The presence of the large number of hydroxyl groups has been seen to increase the affinity for binding water molecules to render them as hydrophilic compounds.

    Industries  Benefited from Hydrocolloids

    Dispersions Formation

    The ability of the hydrocolloids to produce dispersions, which are intermediate state between a true solution and a suspension, is seen as a key characteristic of a colloid and hence they may also be referred to as hydrophilic colloids or “hydrocolloids”.

    The hydrocolloids have a wide range of functional properties in various industries arising from their properties such as thickeners, gel formation, emulsification, stabilization, coating characteristics. They also have a great ability to modify the flow characteristics of various compounds.

    Synthetic Hydrocolloids

    They are mainly chemical derivatives, which make a similar structure to the natural hydrocolloids. Common synthetic hydrocolloids are acrylic acid polymers which are also known as carbomers. With advancements in research, chemical manufacturers have merged science with nature to develop semi synthetic hydrocolloids. Chemical scientists are able to produce cellulose gum through addition of carboxy-methyl groups to the backbone of cellulose, to impart a negative charge to cellulose and make it water soluble.

    Some of the advantages of the synthetic hydrocolloids are increased potency, resistance to microbial degradation and solution clarity.

    Natural Hydrocolloids

    There are generally from natural sources such as plant and animal sources and they include;

    • Plant; pectin, carrageenan, cellulose gum, locust bean gum, guar gum split,
    • Animal origin; these include gelatine,
    • Microbial sources: these include Xanthan gum and gellan gum.

    Industrial users of hydrocolloids include;

    Food Industry

    The food industry is a heavy consumer of hydrocolloids as they have a profound impact on the food properties. The main function is by their modification of the flow behaviour (viscosity) and mechanical solid property (texture) of food items. Another advantage is that natural hydrocolloids belong to category of the permitted food additives in most countries.

    Synthetic Hydrocolloids in Dentifrices

    There is continued use of synthetic hydrocolloids in manufacturing of convectional toothpastes, as they are derivatives of cellulose. The basic structure of the toothpaste is that it contains a blend of polishing agents, suspended in aqueous glycerine, sorbitol or propylene glycol liquid phase by means of a hydrocolloid. It therefore has a key role in maintaining product stability.

    Oil Production Industry

    The oil and gas mining industry has also been a major consumer of the hydrocolloids. The most used is guar gum powder and others of similar nature. They are used in the fracking process of oil exploration, where they help increase oil production in both horizontal and vertical drilling.

    Personal Care Industry

    The most used natural hydrocolloids in this area are the Xanthan gum, pectin carrageenan, gellan and CMC. They function as thickening, suspending and stabilizing agents in lotions, sunscreens and body washes.

    Paper Making

    The most used hydrocolloid here is the carboxy-methyl cellulose (CMC), which is used in paper making to impart good runnability, efficiency and quality on the paper and board products.

    This article has been posted by  working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

     

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  • The market sentiment is the feeling or the overall attitude of the investors or players towards the particular product. It can also be described as the general expected direction that the demand of a product is expected to be headed. Investor sentiment is described as whether bullish or bearish in nature, where by bullish sentiment means prices are expected to be going up and bearish meaning prices are expected to be going down.

    Hydrocolloids

    Hydrocolloids are colloidal substances that have a special affinity with water. In chemistry they are referred to as macromolecular and hydrophilic substances.  Some of these chemicals are able to dissolve in water while others will only swell when mixed with water. Several hydrocolloids are derived from plants such as the guar gum, the cassia tora seed and the Sesbania gum.

    Market Outlook

    The market outlook for hydrocolloids has been very positive. The rapid growth in allied industries such as functional food manufacturing and beverages production has been very pivotal in influencing the market sentiment for hydrocolloids.

    Constant product research and changing consumer inclinations toward healthy lifestyles and nutritious foods have favored usage of natural hydrocolloids. Increasing populations, with increasing disposable incomes and living standards is expected to create a steady demand in processed food products, which are major users of hydrocolloids.

    Guar Gum Powder

    One of the major factors driving investor sentiment for the guar gum powder is the state of crude oil drilling. There has been a deliberate effort by governments around the world to increase the level of crude production, led by the United States government. This is a total reversal to the trend that had been witnessed three years ago.  By the end of the year 2016, the investor’s sentiment had already changed from a negative outlook to positive with an 8 % increase in guar prices observed by early 2017. There is a general opinion from stakeholders that the demand level of the guar powder alone will rise by over 25%.

    Guar Gum Powder

    Usage in Other Industries

    Apart from usage in the oil exploration industry, Guar Gum Splits have other important uses in industry. Their property as an effective natural thickening agent puts it at the top in demand. Manufacturing industries such as toothpaste, food processing and pharmaceutical production have high requirements for the food grade guar gum splits. This demand level coupled by good rate of economic developments in various countries has created a good sentiment among the guar gum traders.

    The Cassia Tora

    The cassia powder is also used as food additive in food and beverage making. It acts as foam stabilizer, emulsifier and texture enhancement product. Cassia Tora Split market sentiment is expected to continue with an upward trend with its increasing usage in products like baby food, dairy products, biscuits and jellies.

    Sesbania Gum Powder

    Sesbania Gum Powder is another important hydrocolloid gaining popularity in various industries. One incentive for the popularity of the Sesbania is the ease of availability compared to other natural gums. The product is also favored for its ability to resist degradation at high temperatures. Its high solubility makes it preferred in waste water treatments than other natural hydrocolloids.

    This article has been posted by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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  • Different types of Dairy Products

    Dairy products have evergreen demand worldwide. Starting from milk to milk based products like chocolates, milk shakes, desserts, ice creams, etc the list of product made from milk is unlimited and the requirement will never decrease.

    Ice Cream-The most demanded of all dairy products

    Among the dairy products ice cream tops the list as it stays a favourite snack throughout the world. Milk is the basic constituent for preparing ice cream and with that different ingredients are added to bring out appropriate texture of the product.

    guar gum powder with Ice Cream

    Texture of Ice Cream

    Ice cream remains the most preferred eatable for all age groups because of the smooth and soft texture it bears. However, there are some specific ingredients added to bring out the smooth texture for ice cream in which cassia tora gum and guar gum powder remain important.

    Ingredients used to Prepare Dairy Products

    Milk is the primary ingredient applied in the making of ice cream. For factories that make huge quantity of ice cream and export to different countries, preparation process is carried out by adding important ingredients. Gum extracts from plant seeds such as cassia tora, guar plant have been found to work effectively in terms of acting as a stabilizing and texturizing agents.

    Obtaining the prefect texture with Special Ingredients

    Special ingredients include stabilizers, gelling agents, bonding agent, softener, emulsifier, etc. As far dairy products like ice cream is concerned, cassia tora gum powder is found to show the above properties therefore it is widely applied as a stabilizing agent in milk products, pet foods, snacks, canned foods, wet foods, etc.

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    Cassia Tora-Properties which help in Dairy Product Preparation

    Cassia gum is applied in different types of dairy products including ice cream, cheese, yogurt, desserts, etc. When it comes to ice cream preparation cassia gum powder helps in sustaining the homogeneity and texture of cream products. It thickens the ingredients mixed in ice cream and maintains the smooth texture without converting into liquid form.

    Guar Gum in Property that helps in Preparing Ice Cream

    Guar gum powder has excellent stabilizing and thickening properties. It can be added as an efficient ingredient even when prepared at low temperatures. The thickening property also helps in ice cream preparation in terms of preventing crystal formation and maintaining the homogeneity of ice cream texture.

    Gum Powder for Large Scale Production

    For large amount of ice cream or milk product production, food industries can depend on buying gum extracts directly from manufacturers and suppliers. Agro Gums is one of the leading manufacturer and supplier of guar gum, cassia tora gum, guarkernmehl gum powder. We also supply processed seeds and splits of higher grade suitable for different industries.

    Conclusion

    Gomme de guar gum powder and cassia tora gum powder has excellent stabilizing and thickening properties. Adding either of these ingredients in milk products like ice cream helps to maintain the homogeneity of texture. Agro Gums is a leading cassia tora and guar gum manufacturer where food several industries can get higher grade gum powder and splits.

    This article has been posted by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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  • Guar Plant Cultivation in India

    India is considered to be the largest supplier of guar products to world market. It is due to the fact that guar plants are cultivated in many Indian states therefore Indian manufacturers are able to product guar products easily and export quality guar products at relatively lesser price than other countries.

    Indian Economy influenced by Guar Gum Powder Export

    Comparing the global market, majority of guar extracts come from India hence; Indian manufacturers are able to support the country’s economy to a better extent. Similarly, countries like US, Australia, China, etc see favorable trade relation with India with Guar products. In addition to that the increasing application of guar granule in oil field drilling process is yet another reason that made other countries to look back India for continuous supply of gomme de guar. 

    Indian Economy influenced by Guar Gum Powder Export

     

    Guar Gum –One of the Top Importing Commodities in World market

    Guar gum properties favor the food industry in many ways as a result starting from dairy products, to confectioneries and food processing activities, etc Guar Gum powder is found to be a very influential ingredient. News reports say that countries like China, Latin America and Germany have a large percentage of this commodity. These countries in turn aim to import guar extracts in majority to support productivity in food industry. 

    Why China has maximum requirement for Guar as Commodity?

    China is in the top of the list of countries that has maximum requirement for guar gum power and the requirement appears to have been increasing every year. India remains the top preference for countries like China to depend for large quantity of goma guar. Hence, the import percentage is supposed to increase in future. 

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    How guar gum is traded on national commodity exchange?

    When it is concerned with guar seeds as a National Commodity, the monsoon changes appeared to have affected the cultivation of guar plants. The re-launch of National Commodity Derivative Exchange which has led to the fall of guar seed price per quintal and the reducing sport price trend were found to be some bad impact on guar seed value. However, the rising demand for guar seed granule from India for the global petroleum industry will have a great impact on cultivation. 

    What are Future and Options of Guar Commodity Exchange?

    Future and options of guar commodity exchange is expected to be high in the coming years. Reports say that from the cultivation point of view guar seeds production is expected to be on the rise. However, the impact of industrial requirement for guar products from other countries like US and China can considerably bring favorable pricing for Guar in world market. 

    Agro Gums-Supporting with quality Guar Gum Products for global market

    Agro Gums has been exporting guar gum granules to different parts of the world. Quality, assurance and cost effective pricing remain our motto when we deal with export requests. We also manufacture different grades of guar endosperm powder with respect to industrial applications. 

    Conclusion

    With fluctuations in Guar seeds pricing in the world market, Indian manufacturers of guar products depend on the cultivation results as the demand for guar granule in the world market should match the production. Thus the pricing will have good influence for guar exporters in India.

    This article has been posted by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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  • Top European Nations which has High Guar Gum Demand

    Germany is the top European country that leads the role in Guarkernmehl or Guar Gum import. The growing number of processing industries remains the main reason for Germany to buy Guar Gum extracts in majority.

    It is a well-known fact that Germany stays second in the rank in food and drink processing. However, the important fact is that Germany can either produce guar plants or can manage processing of guar seed endosperm; they have to depend on importing from other nations.

    Statistical Analysis of Guarkernmehl Import Market in Germany

    The statistical report shows that the growth of food and drink processing industries in Germany has increased by 6.5% in 2009 when compared to 2004 market situation. The import of guar gum powder to Germany has also increased considerably in the due course says report.

    India is the leading supplier of Guarkernmehl to Germany and nearly 69% of guar gum powder is from India only.

    Guarkernmehl Import Market in Germany

    Reason for International Demand

    • Popularly known as Guarkernmehl in Germany, Guar gum is a dynamic alternative for conventional thickeners like locust bean gum, Xanthan gum, etc as it shows excellent thickening properties when applied even in comparatively low quantity.
    • Food industrial demand for guar powder is the largest in Germany.
    • As far as other nations are concerned, oil drilling industry has majority of guar gum demand than food industry.
    • In addition to that food industries including dairy products, condiments and seasoning requirements, ice cream manufacturing, mineral water and soft drinks production are some of the areas where guar gum is highly required.

    Gome de guar  Demand in Italy and UK

    Other European nations include Italy and United Kingdom where there is great demand for gomma di guar powder in food industry at large. UK also has a great demand for guar gum and it is the fourth largest nation in the world in guar gum import.  Oil drilling is the leading industry that has a huge demand for guar gum in UK followed by food sector.

    Gome de guar  Demand in Italy and UK

    Factors Contributing to Industrial Applications

    • Like other European nations, UK and Italy also apply guar granule for several food processing activities like in ice cream production, fruits and vegetables processing, condiments and seasonings, etc.
    • Its thickening capacity plays a major role in its acceptance in industrial applications. One more factor is that gomma di guar is a natural thickener which is applied as an alternative source for fat replacement as well.

    Guar Gum in Spain

    Guar gum is called as goma de guar in Spain and like other European nations that has considerable demand for goma de guar. Spain is one among the top nations that applies improved technology for processing goma de guar powder to obtain maximum usability. US market is supposed to be the first in guar import and Spain and Italy has a large share in importing gome de guar powder.

    Suppliers in India

    India leads the role in exporting guar gum powder to several European and American countries because of the large scale cultivation taking place in India. Indian manufacturers stick to the rules while processing endosperm into powder in terms of avoiding ingredients that are toxic.

    Conclusion

    The range of application appears to be high for guar gum powder. Its natural thickening property is a boon to multiple industries which find guar as the cost effective alternative than conventional thickeners.

    This article has been posted by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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  • Agro Gums is one of the leading Guar gum concentrate processors in India who exports processed guar extracts to many industries around the globe. Their guar products are prepared, sorted out and packed for specific industrial usages. They make the extract stay flexible for multiple industrial usages; hence, they export guar gum fine particles for a range of industries such as chemical industry, printing, textile printing, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries. Visit http://www.agrogums.com/guar-gum-powder/ to more information about guar gum product.

    Considering the issues that were raised in the purity of guar gum products, Agro Gums have been striving to server industrial needs by offering unadulterated extracts of guar bean seed. Hence, their products can be relied upon for effective results.

    Agro Gums has been in this industry for several years and has tied up with major guar bean cultivation in order to obtain good productivity. They offer reliable and genuine guar products in accordance with the manufacturing demands.

    The regulations followed in applying guar gum product in textile printing - www.agrogums.com

     

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  • Guar Gum and its Industrial Importance

    Guar gum powder is extracted from the endosperm of guar bean seeds and it is widely applied in food, mining industries and moderately applied in paper industry for its viscosity and solubility in hot and cold water.

    Why Food Industry receives major Demand for Guar Gum Granule?

    Guar granule production faces great demand in food industries for the extreme productivity that can be obtained by adding this ingredient. It brings out desired food texture when combined with different ingredients like calcium sulfate, sodium citrate, etc,

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    Application varieties in Food Industries

    Guar extract stabilizes fantastically when missed with dairy products; hence, it is applied widely in ice cream mix, curd preparation, soft cheese preparation, etc. Similarly, adding guar granule in least amount offers soft texture to the dough that is prepared in bakery. In addition, its water binding property helps in meat processing and pet food industries as well.

    Guar Granule in the place of Corn Starch

    Guar granule has great viscosity and hence in recent days it has been applied in the place o f corn starch. Food preparations that generally require corn starch as an ingredient can be alternatively made by using only one fourth portion of guar powder as very little amount of gommeguar can bring out great viscosity to the food product.

    Application of Corn Starch

    Corn starch is applied in food industries like bakery products and pastries as they found to increase the volume of the baked stuff by many times. However, guar endosperm can enhance the productivity by several times than corn starch and the amount of usage is comparatively lesser than corn starch.

    Properties that make Guar Gum as a better alternative to Corn Starch

    Small quantity of guar extract will not change the original flavor of the food preparation and it is a suitable alternative for people who are concerned about diet.  When compared with the carbohydrate level, gommeguar powder has absolutely very less carbohydrate level and can be added to increase the volume of food without affecting the taste.

    Types of food preparations that demands low starch content

    People who follow dieting prefer to consume soups, sauces, stews as alternative food choices to compensate their appetite.  Cornstarch stayed an important ingredient to increase stability and viscosity in soups and sausages; however, guar gum powder is recommended in recent days to obtain the same food preparations but with low carbohydrate.

    Guar gum granule to reduce Protein Level

    Guar granule is also applied as a blending ingredient to obtain food preparations with reduced protein level. Similarly, baked products become much softer with guar blend than with corn starch. In addition to that adding subsequent quantity of guar gum extract to different bakery items stays a good method to reduce excess starch and protein as well.

    Finding the Right Source to get hold of Quality Guar Gum

    India occupies the leading position in cultivating and processing guar gum powder. AGRO GUMS is a reputed manufacturer and supplier of high quality guar gum granule and they process different grades of guar granule to suit different industrial needs. Get more details, visit – http://www.agrogums.com/applications/

    Conclusion

    Corn starch had been in usage for different food preparations. The quantity of corn starch that needs to be applied is relatively more when compared to using guar gum powder. In addition, guar extract stays an attractive ingredient to transform food preparations into dietary products.

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  • They say necessity is the mother of invention and this seems to be true in the world of medicine. Numerous drugs are being created each day to treat a myriad of diseases affecting both humans and livestock.

    Uses of medicated chewing gums

    The use of MCG has existed from time memorial. The Mayan Indians used to chew tree resins from sapodilla trees to get fresh breath and clean their teeth. During the World War II, synthetic gums were developed for the army to act as supplements, clean teeth and deriver other drugs in areas with no clean water. In addition, MCG have been passed by the European pharmacopoeia.

    What are Medicated chewing gums?

    Everyone enjoys chewing a tasty and pleasant gum. In this case the drug is mixed with the gum and when chewed the drug is slowly released, mixes with saliva and is finally absorbed.

    MDG comprise of a mixture of water soluble elastomers, bulking agents such as guar gum hydrolysates, softening agents such as glycerin and fatty acids, sweeteners such as dextrose or sugars, flavoring agents, coloring agents, texturizers, antioxidants and coloring agents.

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    Uses and advantages of MCG

    The chewing action releases the drug into the saliva. First the agent are swallowed and absorbed in the stomach and intestine in a process that require metabolism by the liver. Secondly, the drug may be absorbed by the moist membrane in the mouth directly into the blood stream. The second process avoids metabolism and is faster and effective.

    Drugs administered through MCG include: nicotine to reduce smoking urge, fluoride to prevent caries, chlorohexidine to prevent bacteria and caries, caffeine stimulant, Dimenhydrinate to prevent morning sickness and aspirin. They are also used as mouthwash and relapce conventional toothpaste. Lastly, they are used in numerous food supplements to increase calcium, vitamins and minerals in the body.

    The merits of MCG include: the method is non-invasive, requires no water, can be used in remote areas, few side effects, can be used by patients with difficulty swallowing, prevents dry mouth, the drug can be absorbed by buccal cavity directly to the blood stream, they are good for children, the drug is released slowly as one chews preventing metabolism stress and prevent high drug concentration in stomach,

    The role of Guar gum in MCG

    The role of guar gum is critical to the effective operation of the therapeutic chewing gums. Guar is a galactomannan coming from guar (cyamopsistetragonolobus) which has the highest viscosity of all natural materials. However, due to its high hydration rates and viscosity, it is susceptible to microbial attacks and has to be modified to suit pharmaceutical applications.

    First, Guar Gum Hydrolysate increases the water absorption rate of the chewing gum allowing more water to be drawn from the saliva. This effectively mixes the drug with water. In addition, it stimulates the mouth to produce more saliva to dissolve the medicine effectively.

    Secondly, guar hydrolysate acts as a binding agent for the active chemicals in the MCG. This material holds the substance together and disintegrates in the mouth.

    Thirdly, guar Hydrolysate results to controlled release of the drug into the oral cavity and subsequently to the oral mucosa membranes. Controlled release is imperative in ensuring that the drug is effectively absorbed into the body stream. Lastly, guar Hydrolysate increases calcium absorption in the large intestine suppressed by gastric acid or by certain drugs.

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  • Guar gum is a natural seed product used for many applications in the food industry, oil field chemicals and the textile industry.

    The product has been extensively applied as a thickener, emulsifier and stabilizer all over the world. The usage of this product as food additives in these markets has resulted to detailed analysis to determine its effects and also regulate the quality of the produce, manufacturing process, possible uses in food additive, chemical characterization, and reaction with other foods.

    Authorization by regulatory bodies

    Currently, Guar is an authorized products for use as a food additive in the European Union as stipulated by the European parliament and council directive 95/2/EC. The product holds a “not limited” directive which was issued in 1975 by joint forum by food and agriculture organization (FAO) and world health organization (WHO) in the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). Various bodies such as European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and other food safety bodies in the world have also approved this product.

    Recommendation for use as food additive

    Various food standardizing bodies specify different attributes as listed below

    Product definition: safety standards specify that the additive or flour should be derived from ground endosperm of the plant Cyamopsis tetragonaloba (L) Taub. (syn. Cyamopsis psoraloides). This additive should have a molecular weight between 50,000-8,000,000g/mol polysaccharides that comprise of galactomannans. Galactomannans are polysaccharide units made up of galactopyranose and mannopyranose and should have a mannose: galactose ratio of about 2:1.

    Physical description: It should be white, or yellow white. It has no odour, is free flowing and has bland taste.

    Chemical characterization: additives should have the following chemical structure

    Guar gum chemical structureManufacturing process: food specification indicate that the gum is obtained after separating husk and germ. The hull removed through heat treatment and milling. This is followed by sieving and clarification. The detailed manufacturing process for food grade guar approved by FAO, EFSA and other regulating bodies is shown below

    Guar gum food additivesPurity tests: recommended purity tests are solubility tests using ethanol, gel formation tests using sodium borate, gum constituents tests using 100mg of the sample and 1-10 µL of hydrolysate to identify galactose and mannose, examining using a microscope.

    Uses as food additives

    FAO, EFSA and JECFA specify that the guar gum suitable as and emulsifier in food because of its compatibility with plant hydrocolloids. In the USA, Europe and other countries; guar is specified as an emulsifier in various foods industries. The maximum use in percentage as a food additive are specified below

    Food industry (Additive) Maximum allowed quantity (%)
    Baked products and mixes 0.35
    Cereals for breakfast 1.2
    Cheese 0.8
    Daily products 1.0
    Cooking fat and oils 2.0
    Milk products 0.6
    Jam and jellies 1.0
    Vegetable and vegetable juice 2.0
    Various soup 0.8
    Sweet sauce and syrup 1.0
    Other products 0.5

    Source FAO, (2008). 69th JEFCA conference, chemical and technical assessment for Guar gum.

    As a stabilizer and thickening agent, the maximum additive levels are baked goods (0.2%), cheese (0.14%) and ice cream (0.1-0.3%). Various food safety organizations have also approved the use of partial depolymerisation through heat treatment and hydrolysis to result to particles with lower molecular size and varying viscosity.

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  • While purchasing beverages, processed food or food items for your adorable furry partners; seldom do you consider the contents of the products. Even while choosing their favorite cosmetic products, buyers do not think much about the major ingredients of those items. All these items mentioned above, share one ingredient in common. And that is the presence of GUAR GUM, as one of the most significant constituents in these products.

    Extracted from the guar plant, the GOMA GUAR effectively role-plays as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener in a range of cosmetic and food products. In food materials, this particular component finds perfect application in the form of a binding and thickening agent. Other than that, some of the existing applications and uses of the material include its usage as a gelling agent, natural fiber, soil stabilizer, Hydrocolloid, Fracturing agent or Flocculant, etc.

    The past and present of Guar Gum

    Although, Gomme de guar ranks amongst the most crucial ingredients used in multiple industrial processes, this particular component has a unique history. The discovery and application of the component date back to the ancient times when it was used in innumerable processes. Even today, this particular ingredient has not lost its charm as well as utility.

    Presently, the component plays a significant role in some of the essential processes of numerous industries. Some of the most famous industrial sectors using this specific element are the food and beverage, textile, paper and printing, oil-fields, explosives and the cosmetics industry. Another major application of this component happens to be in fire control.

    If you wish to know more about some of the most fantastic uses of Guar Gum, the following points will undoubtedly prove to be beneficial.

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    Getting knowledgeable about industrial applications

    By facilitating quite a few processes in the food manufacturing industries, this particular material performs numerous functions. The primary functions and applications include:

    • Application in bakery items: The ingredient helps to restore the crispness and texture of the products, thus enlarging their shelf-life.
    • Use in dairy products: It also helps in maintaining a smooth, creamy and perfect texture of milk products such as ice-cream.
    • Pet food and noodles: Apart from that, goma de guar also plays the role of an effective viscosifier. In noodles, the ingredient enhances machine runnability.
    • Beverages and Soups: The element renders useful assistance in controlling viscosity in beverages as well as a stabilizing and thickening agent in soups.
    • Meat food preparation: Other utilities of goma de guar involve its usage as a binding agent, by absorbing excessive moisture.

    Other crucial industrial processes

    Apart from the food manufacturing industries, this particular element finds numerous applications in quite a few other processes. Some of the other industrial uses of Guarkernmehlare:

    1. Textile industries: Used for the purpose of finishing and sizing.
    2. In construction: Used as a waterproofing agent.
    3. In paper industries: Facilitates the process of sheet formation, thus enhancing the overall quality and fold strength of the papers.
    4. Used in oil-well drilling: Controls fluid loss and acts as an additive in the manufacture of fracturing fluids.
    5. Explosives manufacturing: The component also finds perfect application in the production of aqueous explosives and acts as a water-binding agent.
    6. Used in mining: Facilitates the ore-concentration and flocculation in mining sites.

    Conclusion

    There has been a massive transformation in the application and use of la gomme de guar, since the ancient times. Earlier, it was all about the raw guar gum finding use in most of the industrial processes. Today, with the availability of Guar Gum powder, industrial sectors are enjoying optimum convenience. For the best experience in using this ingredient, you just need to plan your purchase with the leading GUAR GUM MANUFACTURER.

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  • The guar gum is a highly used ingredient in the food making industry. Apart from usage as a thickener, it has shown impressive action as a flocculation aid. There has been a major shift in the preference of the guar compared to use of synthetic flocculation aids. Guar gum is a galactomannan extracted from the guar beans and has been found to have important uses in water purification for food processing. The aids are used together with the primary coagulants in the process of water clarification.

    Action of Flocculant Aids

    The flocculant aids allow production of manageable flocs with sufficient sizes and densities likely to settle out within the allowed settling time of the treatment plant. The aids have been used to enhance the process efficiency by reducing the time of flocculation hence clean water is achieved in shorter time.

    The Flocculation Process

    This process can also be referred to as coagulation or agglomeration and occurs when particles in a solution coalesce or condense forming larger sized particles in the solution and better filtration can be done. It is different from precipitation in that there is no cake formation in flocculation but particles remain suspended in solution.

    Guar Gum as Flocculant Aid in Food Processing

    Concerns for Use of Synthetic Flocculants

    Polyacrylamide is one of the commonly recognized synthetic polymers, which have received criticism due to certain health concerns. There are arguments against these synthetics and they include;

    • Increased pressure against use of chemicals in water purification
    • There are no reliable parameters for detecting presence of acrylamide monomers in the drinking water
    • Occupational and health hazards related to clean water contamination.
    • There is always the risk of water contamination with the substance exceeding the recommended levels of greater than 0.25 micro grams per liter of water despite various attempts of control and legislation

    Guar as a better flocculation aid in food processing

    The guar gum has been found to increase the proportion of destabilized colloidal impurities settling above a stated minimum velocity. It has also been discovered that it may be used together with alum to reduce the raw water turbidity from a level of 26.5 to 1.0. From research, it indicates that the guar can be used as a safer alternative to the Polyacrylamide in water treatment for drinking and food processing.

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    Findings from research

    With increased concern over safety of processed foods, natural flocculant aids are rapidly becoming the number one choice for water purification. The use of the guar gum in this process reduces treatment cycle time while reducing the total cost of the operation.

    Conclusion

    The most convectional flocculent aids must have no health effect and products of natural origin are more accepted in the food industry. There is a gradual departure from using synthetic flocculation aids to more natural ones due safety concerns as well need for greater process efficiency. Guar gum has been found to be a great alternative to synthetic flocculant aid as it achieves greater efficiency as well as being cost effective.

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  • National and global trends in this sector

    The textile industry is a global enterprise which employs millions of workers and generates billions in revenue. Clothing’s, like food are worn by all and they demand will continue to increase due to population increase, festivities and changes in fashion and trends.

    The global export and import of clothes has continued to increase over the years. In 2014, it generated $ 930.89 billion in exports and $863.67 in imports. In 2014, the main exporters were China ($ 331.16 billion), Italy ($ 59. 27 billion), Hong Kong ($ 48.11 billion), Germany $ 44 billion and India $ 38 billion.

    In terms of cloth production (both export and locally consumed), India is the second largest fabric producer after China. This is also one of the oldest industries in the country and contributes significantly to the GDP.  Based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR), the industry is projected to continue growing.

    According to India brand equity foundation (IEBF), the domestic sector is worth US$ 99 billion and is expected to increase to US$ 141 billion in 2021. In 2013, the exports were $ 28.53 billion and 38 billion in 2014. It is expected that these exports will reach $ 82 billion in 2021. The main cloth production divisions are cotton, silk, woolen, jute, readymade clothes and hand crafts.

    Application in production of clothes 

    As the cloth business continues to expand, more and more guar will be required during processing. Derivatives of this product are applied in printing of cotton, rayon silk, wool sizing and carpet printing. The main derivatives used in this sector include hydroxyl –propyl, carboxy-methyl and modified guar.

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    Textile printing using Guar gum 

    This product is used in thickening printing dies. Since it rapidly absorbs water, it thickens the paint preventing its spread to other parts of the fabric. It also enhances the printing by inhibiting chemical corrosion that can occur.

    Products such as depolymerized, carboxymethly and hydroxyl –propyl are specifically formulated to assist in giving a high color yield, reduce the bleeding effects on fabrics, increase the sharpness of the image and ensure that the dye penetrates effectively through the clothes. These derivatives are also used as sizing agents.

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    Current Trends in utilization of this product

    This industry is native to India has evolved of over the years from the traditional uses of the plant to modern sophisticated uses in many industries. According to national institute of agricultural marketing (NIAM), India produces 80% of all guar gum followed by Pakistan (15%) while other countries produce 5%. In terms of application, textile, paper, tobacco and cosmetic firm’s use 10%, food and beverages use 20% while oil drilling use 70%. With the shift towards industrial grade derivatives, more of this product will be used in making fabric and other sectors as opposed to food production.

    Conclusions

    The use of guar derivative in manufacturing textile will continue to grow as more fabrics are demand by the rising population. It is also expected that more applications will be developed and applied in cloth manufacture.

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  • Evaluation of Food Ingredients

    Food ingredients have to be considered as important matters of concern when it comes to food evaluation. These are used for different reasons and play a major role in deciding the quality and shelf life of processed food. These can be classified into direct and indirect. Direct components are those that are approved for specific purpose and indirect ones have to be applied in trace as they are preferred for storage or packaging requirements. However, all these have to be evaluated based on the below criteria in order to maintain safety of consumption and eliminate toxicity.

    • 1. Administering Regulatory Policies
    • 2. Daily Consumption Levels that suits human beings
    • 3. Safety and Freshness Sustained
    • 4. Improving Texture and Taste over safer grounds of application
    • 5. Reports and information ensuring purity of the ingredient,
    • 6. Dietary intake levels proved by scientist and subsequent health safety
    • 7. Chemical Identity
    • 8. Maintain Nutritional Value
    • 9. Should match GRAS requirements

    Observations and Approvals for Guar Gum Powder Usage

    FDA imposes Code of Federal Regulations for application of food grade products in processing or preparation of packed food items. The regulations are revised every year after approval of the respective products. Among the list of recommended food ingredients guar gum powder plays a significant role in processing industry. There are many eatables produced using this component as a direct ingredient. It is applied for multiple benefits like emulsifiers, thickeners, flavor enhancing agents, etc. Dairy products, yogurt, desserts are prominent among the preparations where guar gum powder is applied for specific results.

    According to the revised Federal Regulations released in April 1st 2014, Guar gum powder can be used as per the following levels and in accordance with the type of materials in which they are blended.

    Food Name Percentage of Application (Recommended level) Functional Aspects
    Bakery Food products, baking mixes, 0.35 Can be used for emulsifying, stabilizing and thickening purpose
    Breakfast Cereals 1.2 Stabilizer and thickener
    Cheese .8 Stabilizing and thickening purpose
    Dairy Products 1.0 Firming Agents, formulation aid, and stabilizing agent
    Fats and Oil 2.0 Stabilizing and thickening ingredient
    Processed Vegetables, Vegetable Juices 2.0 Formulation aid
    Soups and soup mixes .8 Formulation aid
    Milk Products .6 Formulation aid
    Jams and Jellies 1.0 Formulation aid

    Additives which are used for more than one reason

    Apart from the application of guar gum for its general properties, it is also used as additive for more than one reason. The suitability and safer processing methods of this product makes it applicable at different levels. For example, it is used as fat replacer and mouth feel producer in baked goods, frozen desserts, confectionary, cake and dessert mixes. This ingredient is found to produce uniform texture and keep the eatable bind with other components and provide good mouth feel.

    Gaur Gum Producers

    Finding the best quality guar powder is more important when it comes to application on broader level. Processing seed endosperm with least or nil toxicity is more important for successful business and Agrogums has been following this principle in the production of safe food grade gum powder of guar seeds. Our products are manufactured as per FDA norms and therefore we are able to gain good clients from all over the world.

    Conclusion

    Food ingredients are of different varieties. Guar gum powder is one among them that is directly applied in eatable processing industries for its wide range of properties. It is approved by FDA for safety of usage.

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  • History of Guar Usage

     Guar bean, also known as cluster bean has been in usage as a vegetable since ages. The history of consuming guar can be traced out in different nations. India, Pakistan, Africa, remain some of the important regions among them.

    History of Guar Usage

    Agricultural Background

    When it comes to agricultural background, this crop can be grown in different soil conditions. However, best outcome can be reached if the soil is fertile, medium textured or sandy loam type of soil. Even well drained sub-soils are also suitable for growth. It is categorized under draught resistant plant, however, moisture is considered important requirement for uninterrupted growth.

    Agricultural Background of guar gums

    Extraction of Endosperm-Influencing More Cultivation

    But, now research people have targeted the inherent viscosity and emulsifying properties of cluster bran and extract the required material called endosperm from the seeds and process the same to make it suitable for bulk production.

    Natural Factors Required for Guar Plant Growth

    Coming to the cultivating part, this plant can grow in dry as well as wet climate. Regions which received moderate rainfall are considered quiet suitable to confidently seek considerable growth. In addition to that, soil conditions and irrigation requirements have also to be considered as prominent subject of growth. In accordance with this requirement, guar seeds have also to be prepared to match demand. It requires the same kind of cultivation like that of cotton plant, wherein, it has to be planted 36 to 40 inch row with 10 to 20 inches of row spacing. This type of sowing helps to increase yields provided adequate moisture is also present.

    Natural Factors Required for Guar Plant Growth

    Cultivation Requisites to Meet Seed Demand

    When it comes to commercially irrigating, farmers have to look for sources which can help them to produce crop even in undesirable climate, choose the high yield variety in short duration, applying technically innovative mechanisms to help agricultural activities, find out sources to grow good and bulky seed varieties, etc.

    Support of R & D

    Due to the growing demand of this cluster bean, many manufacturers focus their attention of producing guar gum and other types of byproducts suggest with different methods with the help of R & D professionals. Some of them are finding the right kind of short duration crops, high yield varieties, application of safe pest resistance materials, etc.

    Cultivation Requisites to Meet Seed Demand and Rules Followed by Farmers

    Rules Followed by Farmers

    The rules followed by farmers differ in accordance with the available resources they can manage with. They need to keep up with early preparation of farming land and application of mechanical cultivation methods for sowing seeds. This would help them out to get more yields in moderate investment.

    Percentage of Cultivation and Yield

    Percentage of irrigation depends on the import demand from different nations. It also largely depends on how industries apply this product after processing. Farmers need to provide raw materials as demanded by the industries. Therefore they also need to attend to the demand requests from different directions.

    Percentage of Cultivation and Yield

    Obtaining Maximum Productivity in Small Area

    Due to increasing demand, it becomes quiet challenging for farmers in certain countries to keep up with growth meeting the demand. They have been conditioned to grow in different climatic conditions, depend on available water resource, make high yield in short duration, take care of pest control, etc

    Growing for Commercial Purpose

    Commercial applications are increasing the demand day by day. As a result, many countries are now focusing about importing majority shares of seeds to be transformed into industrial grade and achieve higher productivity. The chart below illustrates the increase in export of guar gum from India.

    Conclusion

    Guar belongs to annual plant range and they are grown for industrial requirement apart from domestic usages. The kernels are the major resource of obtaining high returns on investment. Agro Gums is one of the major exporters of guar and other plant seeds and extracts in different forms like gum powder, meal, husks and splits to different nations.

    This article has been posted by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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  • Quality Certification Program Standardizing Food Products

    BRC or British Retail Consortium (BRC) is one of the Global certifications provided to ensure food safety. It is given to food industries based on the approval the industries achieve for their food products. The certificate also recognizes the standards maintained in the concerned industry on several features such as,

    1. Factory Environment Standards

    2. Production, Process and Man Power management.

    3. Assessment of retailer supplies.

    4. Manufacturing process.

    5. Testing and Analysis, etc.

    Quality Certification Program

    Why Guar Gum Powder needs BRC?

    BRC Certificate is one of the internationally recognized certifications that help consumers to stick to reliable food and food grade products for further applications. Guar gum powder is one of the prominent ingredients that find a suitable place in extensive range of food applications. We all must be aware of the fact that India contributes majority share of guar gum powder supply to global markets. Controversies regarding purity of guar gum from India end up in a big challenge but Agro Gums is one of the pioneering companies that have been able to be in its reputation for providing safe, pure and excellent quality of guar gum powder to worldwide industries. Though there is enough competence of guar gum manufacturers in India, Agro Gums is a BRC certified guar gum manufacturer in India and able to stay consistent in its popularity, trust and quality of products. BRC certification is an added merit to reflect upon our quality of products and service.

    BRC-certified-guar-gum-manufacturer

    Certification Process – How we reached?

    Our commitment towards consumers and industries is based on trusted relationship. This urged us to find a typical recognition that would take us to reach more consumers from several countries. We believe in our product quality and preserve safety customs according to international standards therefore we wanted to explore into guar gum business covering multiple nations. This made us to step ahead calling for evaluation. Intertek Certification Ltd evaluated our industry over all the requirements needed for Global Standard for Food Safety and credited us with certification for the same in July 2011.

    Accredited Channels of Certification Networks

    BRC works through several accredited channels of certification networks across the globe. This certification has become an important requirement to become a leading manufacturer in the market at the same time stay tuned to maintaining the safety and quality standards of food that is required for reaching global recognition. BRC is one among the international standards provided for food safety whose certification assures the retailers to get easily acknowledged among worldwide consumers. Agro Gums is not an exception from this, through our excellent customer service and reliability of products we are able to create good trade relationships with industries from different nations like USA, UK, Canada, etc.

    Conclusion

    Being a manufacturer, we are successfully able2 to ensure the list of scopes concerning guar gum powder, cassia gum powder and related manufacturing as well as packing processes. Intertek issued the certification after inspecting the scope of processing applied at Agro Gums including cleaning, hydrating, flaking, grinding, drying and sieving of guar gum and cassia gum powders. Our packaging process done using HDPE poly woven pap bags has also been included as recognized standard for certification

    This article has been posted by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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