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In the last few years, unusually high demand for guar gum from the oil and gas industry has caused the price and supply of the gum to fluctuate wildly.

Used for years as a cost-effective, all natural* thickener for foods and beverages, guar gum is now also used in the hydraulic fracturing of oilfields--sometimes referred to as "fracking."

Because of this volatility in the guar gum market, TIC Gums developed a line of replacements for guar gum in many applications. Learn more from our guar replacer guide.



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Guar Gum: Why the Demand & What We've Done About It

Because xanthan gum is an exopolysaccharide from the organism Xanthamonas campestris and is alcohol precipitated to make the finished powdered form – it cannot be manufactured as 100% organic. However, we offer Ticaxan® Xanthan NGMO which can be used in finished products bearing the 95% organic ingredient label. 

Non-GMO Project Verified Xanthan Available

To help food manufacturers meet the growing consumer demand for clean label ingredients, we also carry three grades of Non-GMO Project Verified Xanthan:

To talk with a Gum Guru® about your specific texture and stability needs, call our technical support hotline at +1-800-899-3953 / +1-410-273-7300 or chat online.


Article: Which gums should I use in my organic foods?

Download: Quick Selection Guide to Stabilizers for Organic Foods

Documentation on Organic Compliant Ingredients, Natural Status, and Non-GMO Products