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Carob Powder 5

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
Breakfast cereal
Chocolate
coatings and spreads
Colouring and Flavouring
Milk and soy shakes

Chemical Specification

Lead
<0.2ppm
Arsenic
<0.5ppm
Lead
<0.2ppm
Cadmium
<0.05ppm
Moisture
Max 4%
Protein
3% Min
Total Sugars
Min 5%
Mercury
<0.5ppm

Analysis

Appearance
Powder (dark brown).
Moisture
Max 4%
Fibre
Min 40%
Fat
Max 4%
Ash
Max 4.5%
Particle size
98% Min 75 micron

Microbiology

Yeast and Mould Gram
<1000 ufc/gr
E. Coli
<10 ufc/gr
Salmonella
Absence
Aflatoxin
<4ppb
Total Plate Count
<10000/gr

Storage and Handling

Packaging
25 or 50 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
Innocuous
Health and Safety
Innocuous
Personal Safety
Innocuous. No special measures need to be taken.