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Carob agroforestry industry: an assessment of its potential for the low-medium rainfall Murray Valley region

Race, Digby; Curtis, A; Booth, B

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This paper reports the key findings of a study examining the potential viability of a carob agroforestry industry in the low rainfall Murray Valley region. The carob fruit; typically produced on female and hermaphrodite trees older than 6 years, is valued for a range of products derived from the seed and pod. From the seeds, the endosperm is extracted for a galactomannan, which forms an edible gum (termed 'carob bean gum' or 'locust bean gum') and has become a valuable natural food additive....[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92058
Source: Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
DOI: 10.1071/EA97164

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