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 Is Locust Bean Gum Gluten Free

    Is Locust Bean Gum Gluten Free

    by Terry Zhai 2015-06-01

    Locust Bean Gum is initially isolated from the seeds of the carob tree, available as white to yellow-white, nearly odorless powder. It's widely used as food thickening agent, gelling agent and texture stabilizer in food production for its a great cost-effective and simple way to stabilize your food.

    Is Locust Bean Gum gluten free?

    Yes. Locust Bean Gum is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide sweet taste to chocolate.

    Why is Locust Bean Gum gluten free?

    To answer this question, we need to clarify another question: what is gluten. Gluten is protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. (Wikipedia) First, gluten is a protein. Second, gluten is mainly found in wheat and related grains. As we mentioned before, Locust Bean Gumis initially isolated which is significantly different from protein. Raw materials used in manufacturing of Locust Bean Gum are locust bean; Locust Bean Gum barely includes gluten impurity. So, Locust Bean Gum is gluten free.

    How is Locust Bean Gum used in gluten free food?

    Locust Bean Gum is widely used in food production to provide sweet taste to chocolate. Locust Bean Gum is usually used in processed food rather than daily recipe.

    Why should you go Gluten free?

    Celiac disease: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the small intestine due to the presence of gluten, for which a gluten-free diet is the only medically-accepted treatment. In 2009 research showed between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of people in the US and UK are sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease. So people with Celiac disease have to stick to gluten free diet to avoid unexpected side effect caused by consumption of gluten.

    Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: Some people may be sensitive to gluten but do not have celiac disease and feel better on a diet with less gluten. However, there are no specific symptoms confirmed. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity also drives more people to gluten free diet when people believe that they feel better when eating gluten free.

    As a top supplier of food ingredients, Foodchem has been supplying gluten free Locust Bean Gum for over 10 years. Feel free to contact us if you need gluten free Locust Bean Gum. Email: inquiry@foodchem.cn. Tel: +86-21-2206-3075.

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