Our refined locust bean gum is cleaner than others. Also called carob bean gum, it is extracted from the seed of the carob tree. It forms a food reserve for the seeds and helps to retain water under arid conditions. Used as agent in ice cream to prevent ice crystals from forming or thickener in salad dressing. Interact synergistically with guar gum to make a thicker gel. A Le Sanctuaire exclusive. Net weight: 20 oz.