100% Pure Locust Bean Gum Powder (e410) for use in molecular gastronomy. Locust Bean Gum, also called carob bean gum, it is extracted from the seed of the carob tree. It forms a food reserve for the seeds and helps to retain water under arid conditions. It can be used as a stabilization agent in ice cream to prevent ice crystals from forming or thickener in salad dressing. Combine synergistically with guar gum to make a thicker gel.