Danisco has extended its range of locust bean gums. The products come from the integration of Rhodia Foods' activities in the Danisco organisation.
Danisco locust bean gum is produced at two plants in Spain and Portugal, where carob trees provide the seeds from which the hydrocolloid is derived. Continuous monitoring of the production process ensures the locust bean gum products have a consistent quality. Manufacturers of dairy products, such as cream cheese, benefit in particular from locust bean gum that is free of black specks.
Locust bean gum provides functionality in a range of food products - stabilising ice-cream and frozen desserts, giving cream cheese the required viscosity and syneresis control and working with other hydrocolloids to add gel strength and texture to fruit preparations.