Locust Bean (Carob) Germ - Granulated
It is a by-product from the processing of Carob Seeds, Ceratonia siliqua (L>) Taub. (Fam. Leguminosae) after separation from the endosperm.
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).
Yellow to greenish yellow
Sweetish bean-like odour
Loss of dryting (%)
Carbohydrate (% by difference)
Aerobic plate count (cfu/g)
Max 10,000 at 35 degrees C
Yeast and mould (cfu/g)
Max 5,000 at 25 degrees C
25 kilo multiply paper bags with inner plastic liner.
12 months from date of manufacture.
Keep in a dry and cool place, away from strong odours.