Guar Gum

Guar gum is a novel agrochemical processed from seed of cluster bean or guar plant. It is a rain-fed crop planted in July-August and harvested in October-November. Being a leguminous crop, guar fixes nitrogen, making the soil fertile. It is chiefly employed in the form of guar gum powder as an additive in food, pharmaceuticals, paper, textile, explosive, and oil well drilling and cosmetics industry. The drought-resistant guar bean can be consumed as a green bean, fed to cattle, or used as green manure. For decades, Guar has been used as vegetable in India. The guar bean is primarily fully grown in India and Pakistan, with smaller crops grown in the U.S., Australia, China, and Africa.