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Locust bean gum

Also Known As : Carob Bean Gum, Carubin, Carob gum


Taste Profile

It is sweet in taste with a flavor similar to chocolate.

Usage Tips

  1. Locust bean gum is often used as a thickening, stabilising, and gelling agent, and also as an emulsifier.
  2. It is used as a thickener in salad dressings, and sauces.
  3. It is mainly used to sweeten ice cream, cream cheese, transparent jellies.

Common names and forms

  1. Carob Bean
  2. Carob Bean Gum (INS 410)
  3. Carob Beans Gum
  4. Emulsifier and Stabilizer (410)
  5. Gelling Agent 410
  6. Stabilisers 410
  7. Stabilizer (E410)
  8. Stabilizers INS 410
  9. Vegetable Gum
  10. Vegetable Gums 410


Locust bean gum is structurally similar to guar gum. It is a food ingredient produced naturally from the seeds of carob trees. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It occurs as a white to yellow-white powder.


Excess consumption of Locust bean gum may cause allergies, respiratory problems (asthma, nasal discharge).(1)

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