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Xanthan Gum

Alternate Names

Corn Sugar Gum

Description

Produced by fermentation of a carbohydrate. Derived from a variety of sources including corn and wheat. Used to thicken and stabilize a variety of foods. Even in small amounts, can greatly increase viscosity of liquid.

Xanthan Gum - Quick Stats
Names

Corn Sugar Gum

Allergy Information

Uses

Stabilizer, Thickener

E-Number

E415

Additional Information

Helps prevent oil separation, create the pleasant texture in ice cream, and thickens liquids. Since it can be sourced from a variety of foods, those with corn, soy, wheat or gluten allergies should avoid or determine the origin of the gum.



Found In

salad dressing, sauces, ice cream, gluten-free bread products, egg substitutes

Possible Health Effects

Laxative effect. Those with food allergies to wheat, gluten, corn or soy may experience intestinal bloating and diarrhea.

Allergy Information

May be Genetically Engineered or Modified, Corn, Wheat (Gluten), May be Genetically Engineered or Modified, Soy, May be Genetically Engineered or Modified

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