Alternatively known as Carob Gum and is extracted from the Carob tree by grinding the endosperm of its seeds. Its uses are as a thickener or stabilizer and it possesses water-binding properties. It disperses in cold or hot water and dissolves at >85.0°C depending on the medium and the process. It can be used in aqueous dairy or fruit media with various total solids. Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Non-Irradiated.