White to yellowish white, nearly odourless powder.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Carob bean gum (locust bean gum)
European Union
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Locust bean gum or carob bean gum
Philippines
Approved Carob bean gum
Austria
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Belgium
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Bulgaria
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Cyprus
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Czech Republic
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Denmark
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Estonia
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Finland
Approved Monostarch phosphate
France
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Germany
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Greece
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Hungary
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Ireland
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Italy
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Latvia
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Lithuania
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Luxembourg
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Malta
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Netherlands
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Poland
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Portugal
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Romania
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Slovakia
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Slovenia
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Spain
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Sweden
Approved Monostarch phosphate
United Kingdom
Approved Monostarch phosphate
Australia
Approved Locust bean gum or carob bean gum
New Zealand
Approved Locust bean gum or carob bean gum

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Halal - yes

E410 - Carob bean gum: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - other plant gums

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E410 - Carob bean gum: Derived from Carob or Locust bean tree Ceratonia siliqua; used in lollies, cordials, essences, some flour products, dressings, fruit juice drinks; frequently used as a caffeine-free chocolate substitute; may lower cholesterol levels.

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E410 - Carob bean gum: Large amounts may cause abdominal pain, diarrhoea, cough in infants, allergic reactions

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E410 - Carob bean gum: Large amounts may cause abdominal pain, diarrhoea, cough in infants, allergic reactions

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Derived from plant products - yes

E410 - Carob bean gum: Derived from Carob or Locust bean tree Ceratonia siliqua. As a thickener, vegetable gum, artificial sweetener base, modifying agent or stabiliser, it is used in lollies, cordials, essences, some flour products, dressings, fruit juice drinks; frequently used as a caffeine-free chocolate substitute; may lower cholesterol levels.

MBM Foods

carob gum
Locust bean gum
Carob bean gum (ceratonia siliqua)
Ceratonia siliqua l. gum
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St. john's bread gum (ceratonia siliqua)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9000-40-2
  • EINECS Number: 232-541-5
Supplier Country
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Australia and New Zealand

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