White to yellowish-white, nearly odourless, free-flowing powder.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Guar gum
European Union
Approved Guar gum
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Guar gum
Philippines
Approved Guar gum
Austria
Approved Guar gum
Belgium
Approved Guar gum
Bulgaria
Approved Guar gum
Cyprus
Approved Guar gum
Czech Republic
Approved Guar gum
Denmark
Approved Guar gum
Estonia
Approved Guar gum
Finland
Approved Guar gum
France
Approved Guar gum
Germany
Approved Guar gum
Greece
Approved Guar gum
Hungary
Approved Guar gum
Ireland
Approved Guar gum
Italy
Approved Guar gum
Latvia
Approved Guar gum
Lithuania
Approved Guar gum
Luxembourg
Approved Guar gum
Malta
Approved Guar gum
Netherlands
Approved Guar gum
Poland
Approved Guar gum
Portugal
Approved Guar gum
Romania
Approved Guar gum
Slovakia
Approved Guar gum
Slovenia
Approved Guar gum
Spain
Approved Guar gum
Sweden
Approved Guar gum
United Kingdom
Approved Guar gum
Australia
Approved Guar gum
New Zealand
Approved Guar gum

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Halal - yes

E412 - Guar gum: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - other plant gums

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E412 - Guar gum: Derived from the seeds of Cyamoposis tetragonolobus of Indian origin; fed to cattle in the US; can cause nausea, flatulence and cramps, may reduced cholesterol levels.

DFlock

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E412 - Guar gum: Derived from the Seeds of Cyamoposis tetragonolobus of Indian origin; fed to cattle in the US; can cause nausea, flatulence and cramps, may reduced cholesterol levels.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E412 - Guar gum: Nausea, Flatulence and Abdominal cramps.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

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Regonol
Supercol

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9000-30-0
  • EINECS Number: 232-536-8
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