The seeds are known to be rich in protein, edible oil and contain easily digestible calcium, hence the locust bean
is important especially for Third World countries where protein malnutrition is a problem and there is a growing need for protein supplementation among both adults and infants .
The addition of gelling agents and gelling aids such as ~1% carrageenan, locust bean
gum, and KC1 to solution 4 (11% HPMC/87% H20) completely eliminated air bubble formation (Fig 1 D), band/capsule separation, and drastically reduced capsule leak rates.
Studies on the African locust bean
seed (Parkia filicoidea Welw.
Guar gum is more soluble than locust bean
gum and is a better stabilizer, as it has more galactose branch points.
Purification and characterization of extracellular proteinases excreted by a strain of Bacillus subtilis BS2, isolated from fermented African locust bean
Comments: Food and cosmetics stains with guar or locust bean
gum stick to cotton and act as glue and cause greying and redeposition of stains.
Gelsuc contains seaweed carrageenans and locust bean
gum flour instead of pectin and citric acid.
Fiber Plan, from Shaklee Corporation, is a mixture of the soluble fibers psyllium, pectin, guar gum, and locust bean
Huber Corporation, CP Kelco's product lines include pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, cellulose gum, locust bean
gum, gellan gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and other novel biopolymers, all marketed under brand names including GENU([R]), GENUGEL([R]), GENUTINE([R]), GENUVISCO([R]), GENULACTA([R]), SLENDID([R]), KELCOGEL([R]), KELTROL([R]), FINNFIX([R]), CEKOL([R]), SIMPLESSE([R]).
ALSO READ: Akinyele: Where locust bean
production is refined for export
Seeds in the pod are used to make locust bean
gum, a thickening agent widely used in food.
USPRwire, Wed Sep 25 2013] Hydrocolloid Market By Type (Gelatin, Xanthan, Guar, Arabic, Locust Bean
, Pectin, Alginate, Carrageenan, Agar, CMC), Food & Beverage Application, Source (Natural & Synthetic), Function (Thickener, Stabilizer, Gelling, Fat Replacer, Coating) & Geography - Global Trend & Forecast To 2018