carob bean


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carob bean

the fruit of the carob tree, whose seed is leguminous. The finely pulverized meal of the dried ripe fruit contains albuminous proteins, carbohydrates, and small amounts of fat and crude fiber and has been used for centuries in pharmaceutic formulations as an adsorbent and demulcent in treatment of diarrhea. It is generally regarded as safe, but its effectiveness in treating diarrhea has not been rigorously assessed.
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4) Two studies of carob bean gum-thickened formula vs plain formula yielded conflicting results.
On the other hand, the production of anemone, boletus edulis, phlomis, flower bulbs, ferns, winteraconite, erica, heather leaves, linden, snowdrops, broom, beech leaves, carob beans, balm, mistletoe, chamomile, and palms either decreased or remained relatively constant.
It's the same with gums, including carob bean gum, xanthan gum, guar gum and locust bean gum, the last two of which are ingredients in Borden's fat-free ice cream.