Locust Bean Gum

Locust Bean Gum

Locust bean gum, also known as carob gum, is a natural food ingredient derived from the seeds of the carob tree. It has gained popularity in the food industry for its functional and diverse applications.

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Locust bean gum acts as a stabilizer, thickener, and fat replacer in food applications. It is also used in conjunction with other hydrocolloids like carrageenan to enhance gelling properties and impart desired textures to food products. It is commonly used in dairy products like ice cream, yogurt, cream fillings, baking and confections, sauces and dressings, and beverages like fruit juices, smoothies, and dairy alternatives.

Locust bean gum is made by grinding the endosperm of the carob tree seeds into a powdery substance.

Appearance: Finely ground white powder. It possesses a mild sweetness and has a chocolatey flavor.

Particle size: Dependent on application.

Solubility: Soluble in cold water, but temperature, concentration, and agitation affect the solubility.

Viscosity: Variable viscosity.

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