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Locust Bean Gum (LBG)

Locust Bean Gum (LBG)

Locust Bean Gum
Labh Additives is the Manufacturer, Supplier and Exporter of Locust Bean Gum (LBG)

Labh Additives offers Locust Bean Gum (LBG) which is widely used in various industries like Food Industry, Pharma Industry, Technical Industries.

Locust Bean Gum (E410):
Locust Bean Gum is a galactomannan vegetable gum obtained from the seeds of the carob tree and is used as thickening agent (gelling agent) in food application.

The bean, when converted into powder has a sweet flavour similar to chocolate and is used to sweeten foods and as a substitute for chocolate.

This carob powder is produced from the fruit pod after removing the seeds of Locust Gum, while the gum is produced from the seeds themselves.

Locust Bean Gum is also used in pet foods. Also have Locust Bean Gum powder as an additive. It is soluble in hot water. Locust Bean Gum is used in various application industries as thickening agent and gelling agent.


Food Industry: Locust Bean Gum powder as food additives has been conducted and has been authorized under the E410 category. The Locust Bean Gum acts as a hydrocolloid. Hydrocolloid is a substance that keeps water molecules stick together. This cohesive property makes it useful in thickening and gelling process during food processing. Locust Bean Gum is used in Salads, Dressings, Making Breads, Sauces, Meat Products, etc. It can be also used in making candies because of its chewy nature.

Dairy Industry: The dairy industry has been tremendously exploited by every country in terms of frozen products. Because of freezing, there are chances that fat present in the milk or likewise product may get lost in the process. The freezing and thawing method have thus been incorporated to prevent any fat loss and maintain the texture, taste and overall integrity of the product. Locust Bean Gum powder has proved invaluable for performing the freeze-thaw mechanism. Not only this, but it also benefits the production by stabilizing the food by promoting non-crystallization of sugar, thereby producing a light and low-fat frozen products.

This thickening agent can also be used to make Gels from the fruits. Locust Bean Gum is used in small quantities.

Pet Food Industry: This industry chooses Locust Bean Gum powder as a binding agent for pet foods.

Locust Bean Gum gives smoother texture, better creaminess and controlled syneresis of the food products.