Tagged: Guar gum
- hazymandolinParticipantJuly 7, 2014 at 2:55 pmPost count: 22
Does anyone have any info on whether guar gum is highly fermentable?Norm RobillardKeymasterJuly 8, 2014 at 2:32 pmPost count: 438
Guar gum is soluble branched galactomannon fiber meaning it has a mannose sugar backbone and galactose sugar side groups. Guar gum comes from the endosperm of the guar seed and is found in a variety of foods including legumes, oatmeal, barley, ice cream, soups and baked goods. It’s a great thickening agent, but it’s most definitely fermentable. The FP is essentially 100% of the gross weight.hazymandolinParticipantJuly 9, 2014 at 12:27 pmPost count: 22
Thanks Norm. I was looking at using it in homemade ice cream where the quantities are pretty small, but with an FP of 100% I think I will give it a wide berth for now. At least until I have been symptom free for some time. The ice cam can wait 🙂Norm RobillardKeymasterJuly 9, 2014 at 12:35 pmPost count: 438
I see. The big thing is keeping overall FP levels in check. If it’s only a few grams and you keep your overall levels in line, it might not be a problem. Maybe something to experiment with when your symptoms are under control.Norm RobillardKeymasterJuly 9, 2014 at 4:30 pmPost count: 438
Here’s a bit more info on Guar gum. One talblespoon weighs approximately 12 grams or 0.44 ounces. That amount has an FP of 10 grams. If you used this amount in a recipe that makes 10 servings, that would only be 1 gram per serving.
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