The applications of Guar Gum are diverse because it is cost effective, cold water soluble and synergistic with many other hydrocolloids. These applications fall into two major groups: thickeners and moisture management. Instant bakery mixes, instant oatmeal, instant hot or cold beverages and instant sauces utilize the cold water solubility of Guar Gum. Heated sauces, fillings and bakery products leverage the combination of thickening and moisture management to increase product quality and shelf life. These functionalties also contribute to increased freeze thaw stability in frozen desserts and entres. The addition of thickening in cold and hot liquids contributes to suspension and consistency of ingredient distribution in beverages, soup and sauce applications. The cost effectiveness of Guar Gum contributes to its widespread use in food and other industrial applications.