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Locust Bean Gum - 1st Quality

Description

A white to yellowish white, nearly odourless powder also called Carob Gum. It is obtained from the ground endosperm of the seeds (from the pod) of the carob tree (Ceratonia Siliqua L.- Taub. Fam. Leguminosae). The tree produces pods (Locust Beans) also known as St John’s bread (the Manna that came from Heaven). The tree only grows 20kms inland from the Mediterranean Sea.


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Uses
Gelling, thickening, stabilising and emulsifier agent used in Bakery, Dairy products, Soup and Sauces, Spreads, Petfoods, Frozen Dairy Desserts, Fruit preparations and Frozen Fruit, Salad Dressings, Meat Products, Alcoholic Beverages, Bread, Breakfast Cereal and others.

Typical Analysis

Protein
Max 7
A.I.M
Max 4
Galactomannans
Min 75
Starch
Negative
Viscosity (cps)
Min 2400- Max 3000
Ash
Max 12
pH
5.4 -7
Loss of drying
Max 15
Particle Size
Pass 250 µm = 100. Pass 75 µm = Max 35

Microbiological Analysis

Total Bacterial Count
Max 5000.
E. Coli
Neg 1g
Salmonella
Neg 25 g
Coliforms
Neg 1g
Mould and yeast
Max 500

More Info

Packaging
In 25 kilo 3 ply paper bags with inner polythene liner.
Storage
Goods must be stored in a dry, odour free environment
Other Health Hazards
It is advisable to wear face masks or handle the product in an airy room.