Locust bean gum is a thickener and gelling agent derived from Ceratonia siliqua trees. Locust bean gum is produced from the seeds of carob pods whereas carob powder is produced from the pod itself.

Health considerations

Locust bean gum is considered safe and is not associated with any adverse effects. It has been shown to lower cholesterol, when consumed in large amounts, in individuals with high cholesterol.

May be found in

Ice cream, Sauces, dressings, Fruit preparations, Dairy desserts, Beverages, cream cheese


The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Alternative Spellings and Names

Carob gum, carob bean gum, carobin, E410

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