What is XANTHAN GUM?

What is XANTHAN GUM?

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide, derived from the bacterial Xanthomonas Campestris.


Where does XANTHAN GUM come from?

A bacteria process involving sugars and bacteria.


How is XANTHAN GUM made?

It is produced by fermentation of glucose, sucrose, or lactose by the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium. After a fermentation period, the polysaccharide is precipitated from a growth medium with isopropyl alcohol, dried, and ground into a fine powder. Later, it is added to a liquid medium to form the gum.

   

Comments:

  1. Rhonda Marazita
    Is your xanthan gum fermented on wheat, corn, soy, or dairy? My daughter has allergies and intolerances to the above foods. Thank you! Rhonda Marazita

  2. jenrosie
    Rhonda, the only way to be sure that an ingredient is safe for your dsughtet is to look for gluten free.

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