Guar Gum Powder, also known as Guaran, is a soluble fiber derived from the seed of the Guar Plant. It is most often used to stabilize, thicken, and emulsify certain types of foods and industrial products. It is also commonly used in gluten free recipes and gluten free baked goods because it can be used in place of binding products such as wheat flour. Guar Gum powder does not require heat for thickening and is relatively tasteless, so it is useful when thickening cold or room temperature foods such as yogurt, frozen desserts, sauces and and dressings. You can also use it to thicken homemade cosmetics such as lotions and toothpastes.