Meaning of the term

name of the term :

Carob bean gum


Natural product from the seed of the carob tree. Whitish-yellow odourless powder; no specific taste.


Locust bean gum is used in the food industry as a thickening and gelling agent. It is a soluble, viscous, indigestible but fermentable dietary fibre.


The most common gastrointestinal problems in early childhood include symptoms such as gastrointestinal reflux (GER), hard stools and colic. In most cases, the infant has no underlying medical problem and develops normally.


Carob bean gum is a binding agent that can be an effective solution for gastrointestinal reflux. Carob bean gum thickens infant formula, making it less likely to cause reflux. As an indigestible but fermentable fibre, carob bean gum also has a positive effect on hard stools and colic.

Synonyms : Locust bean gum