Xanthan Gum Powder (E415) is a natural polysaccharide, cold water soluble product made from the fermentation of carbohydrates. Used as a thickener and emulsifier (rheology modifier) in food products. It is produced by a biotechnological process involving fermentation of glucose or sucrose by the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium. It was discovered by an extensive research effort by the United States Department of Agriculture, which involved the screening of a large number of biopolymers for their potential uses. One of the most remarkable properties of xanthan gum is its capability of producing a large increase in the viscosity of a liquid by adding a very small quantity of gum of the order of one percent. Unlike other gums it is very stable under a wide range of temperatures and pH, and is accepted as a safe food additive in USA and Europe.
What does Xanthan Gum Powder do and how do I use it?
Xantham Gum is a thickening and suspending agent that is heat stable, wth good tolerance for strongly acidic and basic solutions. Viscosity remains stable over wide temperature range. These propertities make it an ideal emulsifier, it also has synegistic effects with other hydrocolloids especially Guar Gum.
How much Xanthan Gum Powder do I use?
A recommended starting point would be 0.1%
Xanthan Gum Powder in gluten free baking
Xanthan gum, along with guar gum, is one of the main substitutes used in gluten free baking. There is a very strong synergistic effect between Guar and Xanthan gum.
Other uses customers have found for our Xanthan Gum Powder
Mixing with various oils and floating paints for marbelling
Many customers call this product Xantham Gum or Xanthum Gum
This is actually incorrect it is Xanthan Gum not Xantham or Xanthum Gum Powder
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