CAROB S.A. was founded in 1976 in the island of Mallorca with the purpose of manufacturing and marketing Locust Bean Gum.
In 1996, the new plant was opened near the city of Palma. It was designed according to the most modern technology and following the HACCP and ISO requirements, in order to offer the maximum quality and the most competitive Locust Bean Gum.
The quality certification ISO 9001 and HACCP was obtained in the year 1999.
In 2015 we obtained the FSSC 22000 Certification for Food Security.
Our product is exported worldwide. Having a warehouse in Baltimore (USA) has helped us to develop a better distribution network and to become one of the most important LBG manufacturers in the world.
Our facilities, located in Mallorca, were renewed in 1996. We finished then our development and we got our Quality engagement with our customers: we have a total control in our production process.
The factory only produces food gums: Locust Bean Gum.
Through all these years of experience, CAROB S.A. has developed its own technology.
This technology totally prevents the possibility of dioxine production, since the product is not submitted to a high temperature.
Our chemical procedure allows us to obtain higher viscosities, since it avoids the depolimeration of the gums during the manufacturing process. We offer to our customer the highest quality commitment obtaining a whiter gum and avoiding the seed from toasting during the peeling process.
In CAROB S.A. we respect the environment, due to the fact that all the residues generated by our Industry are returned to their natural origin, to be reused in a natural way:
-Husk remains: are reused as compost.
-Water: in 2014 we designed our new water treatment system; neutralizing and depuratingit and then returning into our water system.
Thanks to all these different factors we are able to offer our high quality product and are proud to be ‘green’ and environmentally friendly.
Due to our strategic position in Mallorca and taking into account the fact that Spain is most important country for carob production, CAROB S.A. obtains high quality carob seeds mainly from Mallorca, from the rest of Spain and the Mediterranean coast. The key to producing the highest quality product is a rigorous selection of the raw material in its origin.
CAROB S.A. has formed an experienced team in order to offer you the best service and products.
Since we have our own laboratory in the plant, the technical department will be pleased to give you their assistance on the use of Locust Bean Gum and other hydrocolloids.
The raw material that we use grows in areas which are totally free from pesticides and other contaminants.
Moreover, we have adapted our manufacturing process in order to respect the environment, recycling all the waste products that derive from the industrial processing.
Locust Bean Gum is one of the most noble and well known food stabilizers used by the industry. CAROB S.A. has developed PALGUM®, a high quality Locust Bean Gum obtained from carefully selected carob seeds, dehusked and milled with the most advanced technology in natural gums.
Locust bean gum belongs to a hydrocolloids group known as galactomannan. It comes from the carob seed endosperm.
This seed consists of three different parts: husk, a central protein part (germ) and the endosperm from which the Locust Bean Gum is obtained. Its chemical structure (long mannose chain with galactose lateral chains residues in a ratio 1:4), gives the LBG a high thickening property, developing high viscosity solutions in water systems. It presents a unique synergism when it is combined with xanthan gum and with carrageenan, forming gels.
|STANDARD||Min. 2400 cps||Normal|
|HIGH GRADE/LS||Min. 2800 cps||Normal|
|M100||Min. 2800 cps||Fine|
|M200||Min. 2600 cps||Very fine|
|M200/LS||Min. 2800 cps||Very fine|
Locust Bean Gum has functional properties as thickener, stabilizer and gelling agent, creating a unique texture to a wide range of food systems.
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CAROB S.A. is FSSC22000 certified (Food Safety System Certification). Our main aim is to provide high quality and distinguished natural products, using specific high technology and working with an experienced production team.
The production quality control is done in our own fully equiped Lab. Our skilled Lab team constantly carry tests on real time the approve ourLBG quality.
Palgum® complies with the international food standards (Codex Alimentarius, JECFA, Food Chemical Codex, etc.). Furthermore, it is also approved by religious authorities (Kosher and Halal).