GUAR GUM FACTS AND USE
Guar gum comes from the seed of the bean-like Legume plant, somtimes known as the Indian tree.It is high in soluble fiber, and has 8 times the thickening properties as cornstarch. Like xanthan gum measure carefully when using guar gum in gluten free recipes.Guar gum is a high fiber product and has been associated with upset stonach in some people.
---Tips for using xanthan or guar gum in gluten free cooking---
Bread and pizza dough recipes add 1 teaspoon xanthan or guar gum per cup of gluton free flour.
Cake, muffin and quick bread recipes, add 1/2 teaspoon xsnthan or guar gum per cup of gluton free flour used.Cookie or bar recipes, add 1/2 teaspoon (or less) xanthan or guar gum per cup of gluton free flour used.
For best results always follow the recipe recomendations.