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Specialist Food Ingredients

Locust Bean Gum / Carob Gum

Locust Bean Gum or Carob Gum is the milled endosperm of the seeds of the of the Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua Leguminosae) which grows around the Mediterranean.  It is a galactomannan polysaccharide and has limited solubility in cold water but hydrates on heating.  It is a an effective gum for water binding and thickening and gives a smooth, non-slimy texture to food products.  Locust Bean gum also demonstrates synergistic effects with several gums and gelling agents.

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Function

Texturising
Water Binding
Emulsifying
Thickening
Stabilising

Applications

Dairy Products (soft cheese, ice cream, yogurt...)
Bakery
Beverages
Sauces, Mayonnaise & Dressings
Meat
Vegetarian & Vegan

Available in 25kg bags

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