locust bean


: carob

Examples of locust bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lecithin, sea salt, natural flavor, locust bean gum. Wired Staff, WIRED, 2 Mar. 2023 First Five Ingredients: Organic turkey, organic turkey and chicken broth, organic pea flour, organic locust bean gum. 15. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 19 Oct. 2022 Common examples of hydrocolloids are starch, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, alginate, pectin, carrageenan, and agar, which all influence the texture and mechanical stability of many foods. Eunice Liu, Discover Magazine, 3 Mar. 2015 Examples include gellan gum, locust bean gum, soy lecithin and, in the case of oat milk, vegetable oil. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 20 June 2022 To ensure ice cream stays creamy, manufacturers typically add emulsifiers like lecithin and stabilizers like guar gum, locust bean gum, carrageenan, and pectin. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Mar. 2022 Ousman also cites the stock cube, which has usurped locust bean (known regionally as sounbareh or dawadawa) and fermented sesame seeds (ogeri) as West Africa’s principal flavor enhancer. James Patterson, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Aug. 2021 Eight that made the cut: beta-glucan soluble fiber, psyllium husk (the stuff found in Metamucil), cellulose, guar gum, pectin, locust bean gum, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, and cross linked phosphorylated RS4. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 12 July 2019 The creamy texture, thanks to the beautiful food science that is locust bean gum and other emulsifiers, ends on a near slimy note, reminiscent of the inside of the cardboard chocolate milk carton. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of locust bean was in 1731

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“Locust bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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