The carob tree is a tree that grows naturally in the Mediterranean area. The fruits , the carob pods, have a thousand properties. Let's find out which:
LOCUST BEAN GUM
The seeds contained into the pods, are transformed in our factory through a purely mechanical process in a tasteless white powder that is used as a natural thickener in sauces, jams, dairy products and ice creams; also a small addition in the mixtures of oven can replace the presence of eggs.
Is sufficient to add to the other ingredients 0.5-1% of flour of locust bean seeds and bring the mixture to more than 80 ° C for 2-3 minutes to give the same consistency that would be obtained with the use of flour wheat, or starch.
The origin 100% vegetable of the product makes it particularly suitable for recipes VEG and the absence of gluten makes safe its consumption for coeliacs.
Locust bean gum is rich in vegetable fibers (75%) and low in fat (1.2%) ... find out how to use it in cuisine in our section recipe of the team!
CAROB PULP FLOUR
The pulp of the pod is extremely versatile and, transformed into flour, is used as a substitute for cocoa in many recipes. Thanks to its high content of natural sugars it can also be used in the preparation of cakes, dressing sauces, and jams with no added sugar.