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Locust Bean (Carob) Germ - Granulated

Description

It is a by-product from the processing of Carob Seeds, Ceratonia siliqua (L>) Taub. (Fam. Leguminosae) after separation from the endosperm.


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Uses
Used mainly as a vegetable protein source and as raw material in producing protein hydrolysates (used in soups and seasonings). Since an antitrypsin activity has been reported in Carob Germ, its use as a vegetable protein in human nutrition requires inactivation (e.g. by toasting).

Typical Analysis

Appearance
Granules
Colour
Yellow to greenish yellow
Odour
Sweetish bean-like odour
Loss of dryting (%)
Max. 12
Protein (%)
Min 47
Ash (%)
5-9
Lipids (%)
5-10
Carbohydrate (% by difference)
22-30
Fibre (%)
22
Aerobic plate count (cfu/g)
Max 10,000 at 35 degrees C
Yeast and mould (cfu/g)
Max 5,000 at 25 degrees C

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Packaging
25 kilo multiply paper bags with inner plastic liner.
Shelf Life
12 months from date of manufacture.
Storage
Keep in a dry and cool place, away from strong odours.