Locust bean gum 


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CESAGUM® is a locust bean gum made from the seeds of the carob tree, and used as a thickener in cream cheese, dairy desserts, ice-cream and condiments. Completely natural, CESAGUM® acts as a thickening agent without adding any calories to the final product.

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Leaders in supplying historic gum 

We are the world’s largest supplier of locust bean gum, and our plant is located in Southern Sicily, the heart of the carob tree-growing area. The use of locust bean gum has been traced to ancient Egypt. It is a galactomannan that is also known as carob gum, carob bean gum, Saint John’s bread or carubin.

The information contained on this site should not be construed as recommending the use of our product in violation of any patent, or as warranties (expressed or implied) of non infringement or its fitness for any particular purpose.  Prospective purchasers are advised to conduct their own tests, studies and regulatory review to determine the fitness of Tate & Lyle products for their particular purposes, product claims or specific applications.

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