Cyamopsis tetragonoloba is an evergreen Perennial growing to 2 m (6ft) by 1 m ( 3ft 3in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 10 and is frost tender. It can fix. About CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM: Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum is a resinous material derived from the groundendosperm of. Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) is an erect, bushy annual herbaceous legume up to 3 m high, with trifoliate leaves up to 10 cm long, and white or.

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It is used in crop rotation to replenish the soil. In goats, guar hay cut at pod formation gave identical nutrient and energy intakes and digestibility to the mixture of guar hay and crushed oats Pachauri et al. Utilization of clusterbean Cyamopsis tetragonoloba meal in growing-finishing swine rations.

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The residual gum present in the hull fraction and to a lesser extent in the germ is thought to be the main cause of the antinutritional value of guar meal. Preferably in fertile, medium-textured and sandy loam soils that are well-drained because waterlogging decreases plant performance. Evaluation of guar seed as a protein source in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus L. Partially hydrolyzed guar gum PHGG is produced by the partial enzymatic hydrolysis of guaran, the galactomannan of the endosperm of guar seeds guar gum.

Guar is very drought-tolerant and sun-loving, but it is very susceptible to frost. Only traces of this toxin remain in mature pods[ ]. Growth inhibitory effect of certain polysaccharides for chickens.


The sweet and tender young pods are consumed as a vegetable or snacks in North-west and South India, and the mature seeds can be eaten during periods of food shortages. Autoclaving enhanced the stickiness of dropping, whereas hemicellulase prevented it Patel et al.

guar Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taubert

Approximately kg of dried seed per hectare is considered average[ ]. Effect of boiled guar Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L. Sheep fed diets containing Seed germinate within one week.

It also delays the emptying of the stomach and thereby slows the absorption of carbohydrates, thus helping to stabilize blood sugar levels[ ]. Habitats Not known in a wild state.

Tetragonolba is used in the reclamation of low fertility, high salinity and high alkalinity soils Ecoport, Guar meal diets as an alternative approach to inducing molt and improving Salmonella enteritidis resistance in late-phase laying hens. However, anti-trypsic activity was found to be lower than in heat-treated soybean meal and isn’t therefore the main cause of the antinutritional effects of guar in poultry Lee et al.

Cluster Bean or Guar Cyamopsis tetragonoloba. References Garg et al. Treatment of guar products can improve marginally the value of the product. It is grown without irrigation in areas with mm of annual rainfall and most seed production occurs in areas with less than mm. QR Code What’s this? Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

The unripe seedpods are eaten in curries, fried, salted, or dried for later use[ ]. Guar meal ameliorates Eimeria tenella infection in broiler chicks. Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. Close-up of the flower Photograph by: Guar gum has a multitude of different applications in food products, industrial products, and extractive industry.


It is also eaten when cooked and possesses medicinal values. Characterization of guar meal for use in poultry rations. Clinical studies have demonstrated a prebiotic effect of PHGG. The seeds can also be sprouted and eaten[ ]. Many cultivars are daylength sensitive, though many new cultivars are daylength neutral[ ]. Effect of clusterbean Cyamopsis tetragonoloba meal on nutrient utilization and thyroid hormones in buffalo calves.

The pods are straight, hairy, pale green, up to 12 cm long and contain 5 to 12 hard seeds beans each. Endosperm mucilages of legumes: This legume is a very valuable plant within a crop rotation cycle, as it lives in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

Use of guar by-products in high-production laying hen diets. Effect of supplementation of carbohydrate feeds to legume roughages on their nutritive values.

AFZ, ; Campbell et ttetragonoloba. References AFZ, ; Campbell et al. Pusa Naubahar and Pusa Sadabahar. The splits are subjected to various treatments including being hydrated, flaked, dried, finely ground and then purified, chemically processed and blended, to produce guar gums having specific properties, such as particle size, gel-making and water-binding abilities, as required by specific food and industrial applications CEC, ; Wong et al.

A review of work done from to Use of guar meal in layer quail ration.