Locust Bean Gum
Also Known As: Carob Bean Gum or Carobin
Ingredients: Locust Bean Gum
Taste and Aroma: Rich, sweet, pleasant and a similar flavor profile to cocoa powder.
Uses: Locust Bean Gum's main uses are as a thickener and as a natural flavor substitute for chocolate. Locust Bean Gum is often used in: Ice cream, syrup, cream cheese, sour cream, sauce, dressings, baking and desserts.
Substitutes:Guar Gum, Gum Arabic Powder Organic, Xanthan Gum, Carob Powder and Lecithin Granules
Fun Fact: Locust Bean Gum is a completely natural product produced from the seeds of the carob tree. The Carob Tree is a lush umbrella shaped tree, which has been used in the Southwest United States since the early 1970 as a provider of shade.