Also known as carob gum, locust bean gum is widely used in food products. It’s a primary thickening agent and stabilizer and may be substituted by Caragum 200. Additionally, it may also be used for its medicinal properties such as reflux in babies and to lower blood sugar and fat levels.
INCI: CERATONIA SILIQUA GUM
Extraction Method: The hull is removed using acid and heat (chemical peeling), or heat and mechanical abrasion. These processes also facilitate the separation of the germ from the endosperm. The endosperm is then ground and graded by particle size and viscosity, and sold as locust bean gum.
Color: White to yellow-white
Odor: Astringent aroma