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Guar gum, also called guaran, is a galactomannan. It is primarily the ground endosperm of guar beans. The guar seeds are dehusked, milled and screened to obtain guar gum. It is typically produced as a free-flowing, pale, off-white-colored, coarse to fine ground powder.

Pakistan, Sudan, USA and India contribute to 80% of total guar production in the world. Moreover,  Rajasthan contributes to over 65% of Guar production in India ,and is majorily exported to USA and European countries. Guar is grown in semi-arid climate and contains a protein and natural polymer. The protein along with the husk is used as animal feed and the natural polymer is used as a thickener to viscosify water.



This property of viscosifying water is used to modify products in various industries such as:

  • Food products (Low viscosity increase) (Low quality guar)
  • Mining Industry
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Industrial applications (Very high viscosity increase)( High quality guar)

India’s much neglected and little-known guar gum is now the biggest agricultural item of export, upstaging the much better known items  such as basmati and non-basmati rice. Guar’s major uses are in the area of textile, printing, thickeners, oil and gas well drilling and fracturing, water-based paints, building and construction, cosmetics, personal care and food ingredients.


Guar Gum is derived from endosperm of the guar plant (Cyamopsistetragonolobus). Guar is a legume crop which grows best in sandy soils and needs moderate, intermittent rainfall with a lot of sunshine.

Guar gum is a natural high molecular weight polysaccharide galactomannan, with a mannose to galactose ratio of 2:1, combined through glycosidic linkages.


  • Easy solubility in both cold and hot water
  • Stable in solutions over a wide range of pH values from 2 – 10
  • Film forming property
  • Resistance to oils, grease and solvent
  • Better thickening agent
  • Water binding capacity
  • High viscosity
  • Functions at low temperatures
  • Compatible with many other hydrocolloids used in food formulations
  • It is versatilite because of a number of free hydroxy groups that can make derivatives for different applications.


The traditional market for guar gum is as an additive in the food industry. In the US, differing percentages are set for its allowable concentration in various food applications. In Europe, guar gum has EU food additive code E412.

Today, the usage and Exports of Guar Gum are in majority cases in Industrial Applications.

Food Industry Uses

Food IndustryUses
Food IndustryUses
BakeryImproves texture
Increases dough yield
Increases shelf life
Improves crumb structure
Processed CheeseImproves texture and flavour
Pastry IcesAbsorbs free water
Prevents excessive stickiness
NoodlesImproves texture and form
Improves moisture retention.
MeatBinder in sausages
Absorbs free water
Improves flow rate
Prevents separation and migration
Dressings and SaucesThickener
Emulsion stabiliser
Improves flow properties
BeveragesControls viscosity
Improves body and mouth feel
Improves shelf life

Industrial Applications Uses

Industrial ApplicationsUses
TextilesFor Printing with Acid dyes on silk and Polyamide
Oil well drillingFluid-loss controlling agent
Additives in fracturing fluids
MiningConcentration of ores
Flocculation and better recovery
ConstructionMortar Retarder and mortar flowability
ExplosivesWater binding agent for aqueous slurry explosives
Cosmetics and PharmaceuticalsConditioner and viscosifier
Thickener in toothpastes and shampoos
Binder in tablets
To disintegrate compressed tablets
Mild laxative and soluble dietary fiber
PaperFor improved sheet formation
Increased bursting strength
Increased fold strength
Denser surface for printing
To get better finish


Sri Ram Industries has witnessed a healthy growth in guar gum export. We have gained high momentum since 2011-12 due to the large increase of the crop in the various global industries

The primary destination of Indian guar gum has been USA, China and Germany followed by 11 other countries which include South Africa, UAE, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Japan.

The export performance of guar gum over the years is highlighted in green in the chart below, along with the projection for 2012-13 and 2013-14 highlighted in orange:


Guar splits of any quality can be chemically modified to increase its performance (also called valued addition). This derivatized Guar is normally used for industrial applications such as:

  • Oilfield Applications
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Paint Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Construction


In recent times, there has been a significant increase in demand for the guar (natural and derivatized) in the oilfield business. This is primarily due to an increase in Hydraulic Fracturing (HF) activity which has been growing year on year.


industrial division


Shree Ram Industries will persist to handle Industrial Grade Division in addition to an upgraded pro

feed division


We have patented technology to isolate and purify the Polysaccharide, Cellulose, Manose, Glactose, A

food division


Since 1974 Shree Ram Industries serves the best in food and industrial grade of guar gum. And now, w

feed division


Guar Meal, a byproduct of guar gum and consisting of seed coat and germ material, is a good source