Guar gum is a food thickener which is used to thicken various food items such as puddings, ice creams, etc. It also adds to the calorie content of these food items. Different companies manufacture guar gums and the number of calories in guar gums available from various companies is different; though the calorie content in each of these is more or less the same.
One tablespoon of guar gum manufactured at Bob’s Red Mill weighing around 7 grams contains a total of 20 calories and all these calories are obtained from carbohydrates. The total carbohydrate content in an equal serving of guar gum is 6 grams, potassium content in it is 11 mg and sodium content in it is 2 mg. There is no fat and protein content in this guar gum.
Source Naturals guar gum is also quite popular. This is also used in the preparation of various ice creams and puddings to enhance their taste and give them the required look. One teaspoon Source Naturals guar gum weighing around 3 grams contains a total of 10 calories all of which are obtained from carbohydrates. The total carbohydrate content in an equal serving of guar gum is 3 grams, dietary fiber content in it is 2 grams and sodium content in it is 10 mg. There is no fat or protein content in the guar gum manufactured by Source naturals as well.
Now Foods also manufactures guar gum. Half a teaspoon of Now Foods guar gum contains a total of 5 calories and 100% of the calories in it are obtained from carbohydrates. Similarly various other brands offer guar gum. The number of calories in each of these may vary to some extent. However the fat and protein content in almost all the guar gum manufactured by various brands is nil.