Locust Bean Gum

 
 
 

An all-natural ingredient for thickening and controlling texture across a range of applications

 
 
 

Locust bean gum (or carob bean gum) is a vegetable-based thickener and stabilizer derived from the seeds of carob trees that grow in the Mediterranean. It is found in ice cream, yogurt, and cheese, though its versatility means it can be used in a wide range of foods and beverages.

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences is the largest producer of locust bean gum in the world and has more than 60 years of experience in manufacturing it. Our team of experts is ready to help you give consumers exactly what they crave.

You’ll typically find locust bean gum in ice cream, yogurt, and cheese, though its versatility means it can be used in a wide range of foods and beverages.

 
 
 

Key Benefits

  • All-natural
  • Appeals to consumers looking for cleaner labels
  • Easy to formulate with
  • Process-tolerant
  • No negative interactions with other ingredients
 
 
 

How We Help

Clean Label

Locust bean gum is compatible with clean labelling and is customer friendly. 

 
 
 

Plant-Based

Locust bean gum is used in plant-based ice cream, cream cheese, beverages and other applications.

 
 
 

Sustainability

Carob trees help stop desertification by reducing soil erosion. The trees are known for their ability to fix carbon, and their cultivation requires little, if any, fertilizers or irrigation. Carob production has a very low carbon footprint, as verified by a third-party reviewed, ISO-compliant LCA. It is extracted via a simple, mainly mechanical, process. By-products are used as animal feed.

Our locust bean gum supports at least five of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 
 
 

Product

Benefit

Application

GRINDSTED® LBG

Creates body and a creamy texture

Reduces ice-crystal growth

Provides strong synergies with other hydrocolloids

Has a stabilizing effect on proteins

Neutral taste and odor

Stabilizes and adds texture in applications including:

  • Ice creams
  • Sauces
  • Dressings
  • Fruit preparations
  • Dairy desserts
  • Beverages
  • Cream cheese

MEYPRO® LBG

Has unique cold-soluble properties for unheated products

Creates body and a creamy texture

Neutral taste and odor

Adds texture to:

  • Dairy desserts
  • Beverages
  • Sauces and dressings

 
 
 

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