Guar Gum powder is from a plant, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba. This plant is easily found in India and Pakistan. Similarly Cassia Gum powder is also from a plant Caesalpiniaceae. This too found in India and grows like a wild crop.
The primary source of Guar-Gum powder is guar gum which is from a seed. There is acceptance to use it in the food industry and has several other applications as well (textile industry). Cassia plants usually grow in wet and tropical climate. This too is from seeds and has several applications like in pet-food industry.
There are many benefits to the mining industry and several other industrial applications of mixing Cassia gum and Guar gum powder. However, it is essential to verify the quality prior to buying it.
Main features of Guar Gum & Cassia Gum Powder
Important features of Guar Gum powder are that it thickens beverages, sauces, and gravies, it can bind water and even controls ice crystal formation (useful for ice creams). It can control water and has several applications like a preservative for baked goods. It has several applications in the food industry.
The main features of Cassia Gum powder include foam stabilization, emulsification, stabilizer, moisture retention, texture improvement and more. Besides having applications in the food industry, it has several applications in the mining industry and in oil & gas.
Essential quality certificates
Both Guar-gum powder and Cassia gum powder have many applications in the food industry, mining and oil & gas. Thus it is vital that there is no contamination in the product no matter what form it may be. One of the methods of ensuring quality is to check for a quality certificate or quality report of some kind.
Here is a list of quality certificates & reports to look out for:
- ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 9001:2008:
The purpose of this certificate is to ensure safety and quality of a product prior to introducing it to the general market. This particular certification covers all aspects of the safety of food products, making sure they are safe for consumption.
- GMP Certificate:
A GMP certificate effectively ensures that an agency has the authority to control, license manufacturing and sales of either pharmaceutical or food products. It further states that an agency does meet all quality requirements and the products manufactured are safe for consumption.
- Kosher Certificate:
This certification is pertaining to the regulations of a Jewish dietary law. Thus it can certify that the products like Guar-gum powder or cassia-gum powder and ensure they do not violate any of the laws that have been stipulated. It further ensures that it is not life threatening to the consumers and abides by the Jewish law (halkha)
- Halal Certificate:
The Halal certification is for any product or an object that meets the laws and standards as per the Islamic law. Thus, depending on the purpose of the Guar-gum powder or Cassia-gum powder, it may be necessary to obtain such a certificate
to ensure it is accepted in Islamic Shariah and follows the right usage and preparation method.
- DIOXIN Test Reports:
The DIOXIN test is all about testing all raw material (also includes emission and sampling). This is a report is for the purpose of ensuring customers that all raw material in a product is tested and of good quality and not dangerous in any way. This is a method preventing toxins from entering into the market or a product.
- FORMALDEHYDE and PENTA CHLORO PHENOL (mg/kg) Test Reports:
A report of this kind is a special certificate for the manufacture, so that their products are certified to be free from any risk and safe for human consumption.