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Guar Gum

Guar Gum
(Guar Gum) Guar gum, also called guaran, is extracted from the seed of the leguminous shrub Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, where it acts as a food and water store. It's similar to locust bean gum. Guar gum is a polysaccharide (a long chain of sugars) made of the sugars galactose and mannose. This long chain acts as a thickening agent in dressings and other recipes, particularly where heating is not desired. Guar gum is not usually sold in markets, but some health food stores and drug stores carry it, as do some coops.

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!