By grinding the carob seeds, a tasteless and white powder is obtained, locust bean gum, or carob bean gum. This product, thanks to its composition, has a high viscosity and is able to absorb large quantities of water. It is a completely natural food additive and is classified as E410 having a stabilizing, thickening and emulsifying effect.
In the food industry it is used in the preparation of creams, ice creams, spreadable cheeses, salad dressing, sauces, puddings, canned meats, fruit juices and much more.
In an Industry 4.0 model, our latest generation plant transforms the excellent local carob we have into high quality Locust bean gum, both in color and viscosity.
ILCAR GUM is ILCAR’s locust bean gum, entirely produced in our factory.
Moving towards an increasingly conscious diet, we are constantly looking for healthier and more genuine foods, with greater beneficial properties for the body, sustainable and increasingly linked to territory. Carob is the food that matches all these characteristics. Genuine and nutritious, carob grows spontaneously without the need for any human intervention; it is rich in fiber and antioxidants, it is low in fat, free of stimulants and is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.
Sale products Chocar, Baluba, Macuba and Carrubini are natural products without any additives, in which the only ingredient is the carob itself. They are versatile ingredients and products that allow the creation of creative recipes with a unique flavor.
With an aromatic and unmistakable taste, our products are also suitable for feeding people with celiac disease and diabetes because they naturally have a low glycemic index and are gluten-free.
Carob is historically a widely used zootechnical resource for animal feed, both for farm and domestic animals. Specifically, it is used for feeding cattle, pigs, horses, poultry, sheep, rabbits and dogs.
It is a natural, healthy and genuine fruit, and its use in animal nutrition has several positive implications. Carob has a sweet taste much appreciated by animals and its natural sweetness results in a greater palatability of the feed in which it is contained.
Thanks to its precious components, carob has recognized positive effects on the general health of animals.
Scientific studies have shown the benefits of supplementing feed with carob even during weaning, to improve the health of the gastrointestinal system and to increase the stimulus for greater nutrition.
Rich in carbohydrates, carob has a high energy value but is very digestible and, thanks to its particular sugar composition, has a hypoglycemic effect helping the assimilation of the protein part of feed.
A working and entrepreneurial reality that begins in the early 1900s when Rosario Gennaro, grandfather of the current owner, begins his business as a carob trader, becoming a profound connoisseur.
1945 - Rosario’s son, Corrado, follows his father in the same business, absorbing experience and passion for the carob field.
1985 - The Gennaro Corrado company is born, a solid and genuine entrepreneurial reality, a storage and carob crushing company for animal consumption.
1988 - The mill for carob powder production is complete. The company consolidates its position as a reference point for the processing of carob for feed purposes throughout the territory and beyond.
2001 - Antonello Gennaro, with a strong innovative drive, founds ILCAR company, carrying on the business growth process started by his father and grandfather.
2018 - The ILCAR food line is born with new systems to offer a range of food products and ingredients.
2021 - Soon there will be the inauguration of the new production line for the production of high quality locust bean gum for the food industry.