Guar Gum, a well-known raw material is used in animal feed production mainly cultivated in India and also been successfully grown in other countries. Along with the human consumption, guar gum powder is also been used in the cattle feed preparation. Guar Gum is been produced from the endosperm of the seed and is also been used in industries like textile, paper, dairy, pharmaceutical etc.
The byproduct of preparing animal feed includes a mixture of husk, germ and guar gum powder that is a potential source of protein and can be used in both cattle and poultry feed. This cattle feed contains with Beta manann, saponins and natural trypsin inhibitor that enhances its nutritive value and digestibility. Trypsin is a primary enzyme in the stomach that is been involved in initial stages of protein digestion. Guar gum powder is mainly used as thickening agent in the preparation of animal feed.
Due to its powerful high fiber content, it can also be successfully utilized in layer feed and ruminant feed. Guar meal, one of the byproducts of guar gum manufacture contains protein content that ranges near about 50-58%. One of the sole protein components of cattle diets is the processed meal. Meal produced with guar gum powder is the highest protein containing animal feed with high digestive content that improves the digesting system of cows or buffaloes. It also helps to give extra fat in its milk that in turn increases the quantity of milk
Guar Gum powder in animal feed helps to improve nutritive value, blood parameters, productive performance, milk production as well as economic efficiency. It is been considered as a natural agricultural product that is rich in proteins, carbohydrates and does not contain the trace of chemicals or preservatives. Processed guar meal is considered as a complete nutritious feed for animals.
Other Properties of Guar Gum Powder –
- Guar Gum Powder has high water binding capacity and is considered as a good thickening agent
- Produces high viscous solution and hydrates rapidly in cold water
- Also used in food formulations and is also compatible with many other hydrocolloids
- It is versatile due to the number of free hydroxyl groups so as to make derivatives for specific applications
- Guar gum powder is odorless and has a bland taste
- Rapidly dissolves in cold and hot water but insoluble in organic solvents
- Guar gum powder has a good film-forming property.
There are also many other properties of guar gum powder that is useful in different industries. There are also other forms of guar korma and guar churi that is also been used in the animal feed production. These products are been obtained from the guar seeds. Hence, guar gum powder is been used for animal feed due to its rich nutritional factors. Considering the nutritional factors, Altrafine Gums provides with the high-quality guar gum powder that is been used for animal feed as well as in different industries. We also supply other products that include fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia tora powder, Psyllium husk & powder, animal feed products and many more.