Xanthan Gum (100g)
Xanthan gum is natural gluten free thickener produced from the fermentation of sugars from corn, wheat or soy. It is widely used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in a variety of industrial foods.
Xanthan gum has many uses and is found in a wide variety of products including cosmetics, baked goods and pastry fillings, ice-cream, sherbet, jams, jellies, sauces, toothpaste, lotions, medicines, puddings, salad dressings and yoghurts.
It can also be also used as an egg substitute in vegan foods with the number E415 in the ingredients list, or in gluten free bread as it provides a stickiness similar to gluten.
Facts about Xanthan Gum:
There is a little controversy about the safety of consuming xanthan gum however it is generally agreed upon within the scientific community that it is safe to consume up to 15 grams per day.
Note that for people with digestive issues, it is not advised due to it’s laxative effect.
Country of Origin
Product of China
Xanthan gum has strong binding properties, which makes it an effective choice as an emulsifying agent and thickener. It also is naturally gluten-free.
Xanthan Gum (E415)
Packaged on machinery used for a variety of dry goods and may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, soya beans, sesame seeds, gluten, milk prodcuts and fish & egg products.
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