is a white to yellowish powder with almost no scent. Guar gum is obtained from endosperm of the seedling. For that, the seed of the guar plant has to be removed and ground. The plant has its origin in India, but is meanwhile also cultivated in Pakistan and the USA. The guar gum contains 10 % - 15 % water and 5 % proteins. The major part contains guaran, a long-chained polysaccaride. The carbohydrate compound has a high water binding. Already smallest amounts of guar gum makes water lose its viscosity.