Gum Locust Bean
From the seeds of the carob tree, this is a fine white powder. Locust Bean Gum is a thickening and gelling agent that is soluble in cold or hot water. It has a neutral flavour and requires synergy with another ingredient to be functional: agar, kappa carrageenan, methyl cellulose, konjac, or xanthan gum. With xanthan gum (to create elastic gels), and agar or kappa carrageenan to give strength and elasticity. It is not freeze-thaw stable.