Guar Gum Refined Splits - Capacity - 5000 MT/annum
Guar Gum Powder - 2500 MT/annum
India is the largest producer of guar and contributes about 80% of total guar and guar gum production in the world.Guar Gum is an important ingredient in producing food emulsifier, food additive, food thickener and other guar Gum products.
Guar or cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) is believed to have originate from Africa but it's been grown throughout southern Asia. India and Pakistan have distinct advantage of agro-climatic conditions for the cultivation of guar though it is also successfully grown in U.S.A., South Africa,Australia, Brazil, Zaire and Sudan. Guar is a drought-tolerant, multi-purpose annual arid legume crop cultivated mainly during Kharif season and used for extracting gum from seeds, animal fodder from vegetative part, and also used as green manure. In India the major guar producing areas are Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana. The major producing areas are also important processing areas of guar and its derivatives.
Guar is the source of a natural hydrocolloid, which is cold water soluble and form thick solution at low concentrations. The guar seed consists of three parts: the seed coat (14-17%), the endosperm (35-42%), and the germ (43-47%). It is from the endosperm that guar gum is derived, which is the prime marketable product of the plant. This spherical shaped endosperm contains significant amounts of galactomannan gum (19 to 43% of the whole seed), which forms a viscous gel in cold water. Like other legumes, guar is an excellent soil-building crop with respect to availability of nitrogen. Root nodules contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria and crop residues, when ploughed under, improves yields of succeeding crops
The Guar Industry has evolved from being a used for domestic and ruminant feed purpose to finding used in industry. Owing to new technology, research and development the natural gum property of guar had varied applications from food, pharma industry to oil Industry. The guar industry is poised to grow and develop owing to high focus on research in Universities and technical institutes of the world. The keen interest of industry, government and community will result in cohesive partnership to foster profitable global value chain of guar gum
The processing of guar gives three products mainly viz. guar splits, churi and Korma. Guar split is used as a main products for different industrial uses while Churi and Korma are used as cattle feed.
Guar gum powder standards are:
- HS-Code - 130 232 30
- CAS No. - 9000-30-0
- EEC No. - E 412
- BT No. - 1302 3290
- EINECS No. - 232-536-8
- Imco Code - Harmless
Guar was traditionally used for feeding animals in Rajasthan and green pods were used for vegetable purpose. With the development in processing technology in the country, guar seed is being used for extracting gum powder, which has many applications including food preparations, beverages, textiles, paper industry, petroleum industry, mining, explosives, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
TraditionalUses of Guar
The traditional uses of guar are as following:-
A. Human Consumption
- Immature pods are dried, salted and preserved for future use
- Immature pods are dried and fried like potato chips
- Green pods are cooked like French beans
- Mature seeds are used as an emergency pulse in time of drought
B. Cattle Feed
- Plants are cut and fed as green forage.
- Beans are boiled in a large kettle and fed to cattle a high protein source.
C. Medicinal Purposes
- Plants are mashed, then mixed with oil and used as a poultice on cattle boils.
- Leaves are eaten to cure night blindness.
- Seeds are used as a chemotherapeutic agent against smallpox.
- Boiled guar seeds are used as poultices for the plague, enlarged livers, head swellings and on swellings due to broken bones.
- Seeds are used as laxative.
D. Crop and Soil Improvement
- Plants are used as shade for ginger.
- Guar commonly is used as a cover crop and green manure.
E. Commercial Application of Guar Gum
- Food grade
Bakeries (Bread), Dairy (Ice cream, Sherbets, Cheese etc.), Dressing (Sauces, Ketchup's) Beverages (Chocolate drinks), Pet Food (Thickener)
- Fast Hydrated Gum
Oil drilling (as a well stimulant and fraction reducer), Mining (increased Yield, filter aid) Explosives (Gelling agent),Coal Mining (fraction reducer, binding)
- Industrial grade
Textile printing (Thickening agent for dyes) Paper (increase strength and decrease porosity)
Tobacco (binding and Strengthening) Photography (Gelling and Hardening) Cosmetics & medicines (as binder and thickener) Slimming (Reducing weight & laxative)
Guar is more than 6 times as effective as starch in thickening power and is used for upgrading starches. Various derivatives of Guar Gum are available that will stiffen gels even up to a water content of 99%. Commercially important derivatives of Guar gum are:
a) Hydroxy and Carboxy Alkylated Guar gum
b) Oxidised Guar gum
c) Acetates of Guar gum
d) Cationic derivatives of Guar gum
e) Sulphated Guar gum
f) Guar gum formate
g) Guar gum acryl amide
h) Borate cross linked Guar gum
i) Reticulated Guar gum
j) Carboxy methyl hydroxy propyl Guar gum
k) Depolymerised Guar gum
We deal in following used as animal feeds
- Rape Seed Meal (De Oiled Cake)
- White Sorghum