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August 16, 2019Reviewer: kreela in Virginia* Guar gum powder is supposed to be a stronger thickener than Xantham gum. I read in an ebook about gums that the thickening power of each is enhanced by combining guar gum and xantham gum. ======================================================================== I did not find the guar gum alone to thicken any better than xantham gum, and it seems to smell and act more like corn starch. However, added with xantham gum powder 50/50 in a spare jar I keep on hand, I mix it into sauces as I cook them and it does the job. I prefer Konjac root powder to either of these, but I use all 3 for the synergistic effects (extra thickening and less gumminess).
March 22, 2018Reviewer: A guest* I love this stuff. Great way to add fiber to my diet as well as helping with sleep and appetite control. I have a "soup" with this and beef gelatin with meals 3x / day.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpfulJuly 04, 2008Reviewer: Kim in Alabama* Good as thickener for low carb gravy or chinese food sauces. Also great when added to a protein shake with ice and blended to a consistency of soft serve ice cream.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpfulApril 13, 2007Reviewer: Stephanie in Maryland* I use this for thickening sauces and making my baked goods come out better. It has no aftertaste that I can detect!