Nobody puts guar gum in the corner. That’s a waste of guar gum. There are too many delicious things out there that need its mighty thickening powers.

Guar gum is natural food thickener, similar to cornstarch. It’s a popular belief in the culinary world that guar gum has the best thickening ability over any other ingredient, and is found in a surprising amount of foods. Can you say pudding, ice cream, oh, and biodegradable plates made out of birdseed? Well would you look at that.

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