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Carob Powder 10

Description

Carob powder is a 100% natural food ingredient made of roasted and then finely ground carob pulp and is available in different colours which correspond to the grade of roasting. The carob pulp is obtained from carob beans which in turn are the fruit of the Carob tree. Carob powder has many benefits which include:- it is caffeine and theobromine free, very low in fat, high in fibre, residue free, nontoxic and fully compatible with other ingredients.


Info

Uses
Bakery products and biscuits
Breakfast cereals
Chocolate bars
Coatings, couverture and spreads
Colourings and flavourings (eg. Malt extract substitute)
Milk and soy shakes

Chemical Specification

Lead
<0.2ppm
Arsenic
<0.5ppm
Mercury
<0.5ppm
Cadmium
<0.05ppm

Analysis

Appearance
Powder (extra dark brown).
Moisture
Maximum 4%
Protein
Minimum 3%
Fibre
Minimum 55%
Fat
Maximum 4%
Ash
Maximum 5%
Total sugars
Minimum 2%
Particle size
98% Min 75 micron

Mesh - ASTM

Pass through
Minimum. 98%

Microbiology

Yeast and Mould Gram
<10000 ufc/g
E. Coli
<10 ufc/gr
Salmonella
Absence
Total Plate Count
<10000 ufc/gr

Storage and Handling

Packaging
25 kilo polythene lined propylene bags
Storage
Due to being Hydroscopic the goods must not come in contact with water or rainfall and must be kept in a dry place.
Shelf Life: 2 years from date of manufacturing if kept in optimum storage conditions and original packaging.

Safety

Product Safety
Inocuous
Health and Safety
Inocuous
Personal Safety
Inocuous. No special measures need to be taken.