Locust Bean Gum

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A food grade high viscosity locust bean gum used as thickener and stabilizer in food products.

Functional Properties:
• Improves and controls viscosity
• As a stabilizer
• Improves texture

Recommended Dosage Level: 0.2% – 1.0% in the finished product.

Ingredient Composition: Locust Bean Gum

Physical/Chemical Properties:
Viscosity 2500-3200 cps, Brookfield LVT, 1%, 250C, Spindle # 3, 20 rpm
pH 5.0 – 7.0
Moisture Content Maximum 12.0%
Appearance Cream

Heavy Metals*:
Arsenic < 3 ppm
Lead < 3 ppm
Mercury < 1 ppm
Cadmium < 1 ppm
Heavy Metals < 20 ppm

Bacteriological Specifications:
Total Plate Count < 5,000 cfu/g
Yeast and Molds < 300 cfu/g
Salmonella Negative in 25g
Escherichia coli Negative in 10g
Staphylococcus aureus Negative in 10g

Regulatory Information: Conforms to Food Chemicals Codex Standards IV

Shelf Life:
18 months in its original packaging, in a dark, sealed, dry and cool room, away from floor and walls.

Three-ply white kraft paper bags with PE lining and heat-sealed. Each bag contains a net weight of 25 kg or 50 lb and is palletized in 1,000 to 3,000 kg or 2,000 lbs to 6,000 lbs lots and shrink-wrapped. All materials used are USDA-approved food grade materials only.