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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 seed of African locust bean, which is a grain legume, is one of the most useful parts of the plant and serves as a source of useful ingredients for consumption.
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.
Adjou et al., "Nutritional and microbiological characterization of pulp powder of locust bean (Parkia biglobosa Benth) used as a supplement in part feeding in Northern Benin," African Journal of Food Science, vol.
Kumar, "Design and characterization of novel interpenetrating polymer network mucoadhesive microspheres of locust bean gum and PVA for controlled release of metformin HCl," Internationale Pharmaceutica Sciencia, vol.
After Second World War there was major shortage of locust bean gum which adversely affected the textile and paper industries.
Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis members of Bacillus group have same ability to degrade locust bean proteins.
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.
And stabilisers - like locust bean gum (E410) which is made from carob beans - help stop these ingredients from separating again.
The assessment follows the European Commission's banning in April of jelly mini-cups made with 16 additives, including alginic acid, processed euchema seaweed, locust bean gum, and others, extending restrictions on cups containing konjac.
In 2001, TIC Gums added TIC Pretested TICorganic[R] organic certified gum arabic spray dry to its product lines, while this year it added organic certified locust bean gum.