locust bean

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(ˈkær əb)

1. a Mediterranean tree, Ceratonia siliqua, of the legume family, bearing long leathery pods containing sweet edible pulp.
2. the pod of this tree.
3. the pulp of the pods, often ground into a powder and used esp. as a substitute for chocolate.
[1540–50; < Middle French carobe < Medieval Latin carrūbium < Arabic kharrūb bean-pods, carobs]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.locust bean - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulplocust bean - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
carob powder, Saint-John's-bread, carob - powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
carob bean tree, carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, algarroba, carob - evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
bean - any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
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5% xanthan and locust bean gums in a 2-to-1 ratio, and up to 6.
For instance, dawadawa or iru is traditionally prepared from African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa), soybean (Glycine max) and bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea).
Opaque white size 00 HPMC QualiV capsules and V-caps were filled with soybean oil plus Miglyol 812 and then banded using a STI Laboratory Capsule Bander (Schaefer Technologies) with each of the following banding agent formulations: 1) 16% HPMC, 31% water /53% ethanol solution (commonly used for HPMC banding); 2) 22% gelatin water solution; 3) 22% HPMC water solution; and 4) 11% HPMC water solution with gelling agents and gelling aids; including ~1% carrageenan, locust bean gum, and potassium chloride.
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Due to its unique properties guar gum found its easy way than locust bean gum.
The fruit pulp of the African locust bean is sweet to the taste, which indicates the presence of natural sugars and thus a potential energysource.
It is termed as the best substitute for locust bean gums.
The ingredients of this cottage cheese partially reads as follows: nonfat milk (in powdered form), whey, salt, guar gum, food starch, citric acid, titanium dioxide, locust bean gum, carrageenan, lactic acid, and potassium sorbate.
Bacillus subtilis was encountered and used as starter culture for production of locust bean daddawa [16,27].
There was never any chewing gum so we used to chew liquorice root, candle wax or Locust bean gum.
covers the full range of carbohydrates available as food and related issues, including carbohydrate reactions, monosaccharides, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides (occurrence, structures, chemistry and properties) starches and their products, cellulose and cellulosics, gums (guar, locust bean and tara), gum Arabic and other exudate gums, xanthan, carrageenans, algins and alginates, pectins, carbohydrates and noncarbonhydrate sweeteners, and gellans, curdlan, dextrans and levans.