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Biosynth Carbosynth offer an impressive collection of specialty chemicals and offer custom chemical production. They manufacture and source chemical and biochemical products and in the carbohdyrate field offer monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. They also specialise in nucleosides, antimicrobials, APIs, enzyme substrates and natural products.

Products: locust bean gum, systems, tara 
Their products are sold under the tradenames: Palgum
Carob, S.A. is a private Company located at Majorca Island for the manufacturing of Locust Bean Gum & also producing high quality Tara Gum and Food Stabilising Systems.


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 231/2012 of 9 March 2012


Tara gum is obtained by grinding the endosperm of the seeds of strains of Caesalpinia spinosa (family Leguminosae). It consists chiefly of polysaccharides of high molecular weight composed mainly of galactomannans. The principal component consists of a linear chain of (1-4)-β-D-mannopyranose units with α-D-galactopyranose units attached by (1-6) linkages. The ratio of mannose to galactose in tara gum is 3:1. (In locust bean gum this ratio is 4:1 and in guar gum 2:1)

Products: tara
Exandal specialise in the worldwide trade of ingredients and food blends

Products: tara
Their products are sold under the tradenames: solgum


Hydrocolloids can be obtained from a wide variety of sources. The two most abundant polysaccharides are cellulose and starch. Cellulose is the key structural component of trees and is used on a huge scale globally in the pulp and paper industry.

Prepared at the 30th JECFA (1986), published in FNP 37 (1986) and in FNP 52 (1992). Metals and arsenic specifications revised at the 57th JECFA (2001). An ADI 'not specified' was established at the 30th JECFA (1986)

Products: guar, locust bean gum, tara, knojac
Their products are sold under the tradenames: Vidogum, Vidocrem