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carob

[kar′əb]
Etymology: Ar. al kharrubah
Ceratonia siliqua, a tree native to the Mediterranean basin.

carob

The sweet pulp of the Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree, Ceratonia siliquia, a chocolate surrogate for those who are allergic to chocolate or adhere wish to eliminate chocolate from their diet. Carob is high in palm kernel oil (i.e., a “tropical oil”) and therefore atherogenic; it is also high in sodium, and thus linked to hypertension.
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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 [10].
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 "iru".
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 gum.
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]).
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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