Locust Beam Gum

Locust bean gum is a natural hydrocolloid belonging to the group of galactomannans, being extracted from the seeds of the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua). It consists of a long chain of galactomannans
with a high molecular weight, which provides high viscosity to the food product. It is used not only as a thickening agent in numerous applications but also providing synergies with other hydrocolloids as it is the case of carrageenan. The combination of these two hydrocolloids increases their gel forming capabilities.

Main Advantages

  • Thickening effect
  • Good synergy with other hydrocolloids to increase the gelling properties
  • High viscosity, transparency and brightness, which are the essential qualities for applications such as water desserts.
Product nameViscosity (sol. 1%, 25°C,
20 rpm, spindle 3)
Particle sizeMoisturepHPackagingShelf  life
Locust Bean Gum (E-410)2500+-200 cps98 % gum below 250 micronsmax. 14%5.0 – 8.0Polylined paper bags24 months
Locust Bean Gum (E-410)2800+-200 cpsmin. 95% through mesh 150 micronsmax. 14%5.0 – 7.0Polylined paper bags24 months
Locust Bean Gum (E-410)3000+-200 cpsmin. 95% through mesh 150 micronsmax. 14%5.0 – 7.0Polylined paper bags24 months