Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kosher Locust?

Well, locust bean gum anyway is.

I saw this

and was intrigued.

So I found this about Locust bean gum

is a galactomannan vegetable gum extracted from the seeds of the Carob tree, mostly found in the Mediterranean. The long pods that grow on the tree are used to make this gum...Locust Bean Gum occurs as a white to yellow-white powder...Locust Bean Gum is used as a thickening agent and gelling agent in food technology. The bean, when made into powder, is sweet—with a flavor similar to chocolate—and is used to sweeten foods and as a chocolate substitute.

As for real locusts, are they kosher? well that's another story.

Are you Yeminite?


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