Natural Texturizers

Locust Bean Gum/Carob Bean Gum

Ekoterra is one of the locust bean gum suppliers in Europe.

Locust bean gum (also known as carob bean gum) is a plant-based thickener and stabilizer obtained from the seeds of Mediterranean carob trees. Thanks to its flexibility, it may be found in a variety of foods and beverages.

Locust bean gum is commonly used in ice cream, yogurt,cheese and other beverage, prepared meal industries.

An all-natural ingredient for thickening and controlling texture across a range of applications

From thickening liquids to forming semi-solids via gelation, gums enhance texture and mouthfeel, and duplicate textural properties after the reduction of calorie, solids and/or costs (e.g., reduced-fat dressings, juice-based beverages, poultry products, soy-based meats, dairy analogues, etc.). In gelled applications such as fillings or desserts, enhanced flavor release is associated with harder, brittle gels (though syneresis also increases with brittleness, and is addressed with viscosifiers). The benefits of gelation include improved cutability, sliceability, scoopability, moldability and structure (e.g., pie fillings, poultry products, gelled desserts, frostings and icings, respectively).

You’ll typically find locust bean gum in ice cream, yogurt, and cheese, though its versatility means it can be used in a wide range of foods and beverages.


  • All-natural
  • Suitable for cleaner labels
  • Easy to formulate with
  • Process-tolerant
  • No negative interactions with other ingredients

Country of Origin: Turkey, Italy


Carob trees help stop desertification by reducing soil erosion. The trees are known for their ability to fix carbon, and their cultivation requires little to non fertilizers or irrigation. Carob production has a very low carbon footprint. It is extracted via a simple, mainly mechanical, process. By-products are used as animal feed.

Locust bean gum suppliers in Europe with their offers support at least five of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. - Logo of international directory of organic food wholesale & supply companies