Guar Gum has eight times the thickening power as cornstarch
Guar gum is used as a thickening agent in sauces, dairy products and bakery products. It is very easy to mix as it is readily soluble in both hot and cold water. One only needs a small quantity to produce a sufficient thickener. Guar gum powder is an all-natural, organic ingredient derived from guar beans use for a variety of baking applications. Guar gum improves thickness in a variety of whole grain flours as it allows the escape of gas released by leavening, allowing doughs to rise as normal wheat flour would.
Guar Gum is also an excellent all-purpose thickener for salad dressings, ice creams, puddings, gravies, sauces, cocktail sauce, soups and more.