The Wild Ride of Guar Gum, Everyone's Favorite Starch

The Wild Ride of Guar Gum, Everyone's Favorite Starch
Guar gum, a ground-up starch from guar beans, is found in everything from fracking fluid to ... (Data: Spears and Associates, Calvin Trostle, and Bloomberg; Photos: Alamy(5); Getty Images(3))
Data: Spears and Associates, Calvin Trostle, and Bloomberg; Photos: Alamy(5); Getty Images(3)

The domestic natural gas boom has sent prices for guar gum, used in everything from fracking fluid to ice cream to cat food, soaring.

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