Xanthan Gum - GymBeam
Xanthan Gum is a tasteless and odorless powder that serves as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier. Due to its unique properties, it has become a popular ingredient in many foods, and is mainly used as a gluten substitute in gluten-free recipes. When used to prepare meals, it has gelatin-like properties, but xanthan gum is obtained only from plant sources. Therefore it is suitable for vegans.
Xanthan Gum - a unique thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier in powder, ideal for gluten-free recipes
Xanthan Gum is a popular thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier in powder form, which is part of several foods and consumer products. It is a polysaccharide produced through fermentation by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris. It has no taste or smell, so you may not even know that you have already tasted xanthan gum. Furthermore, it can be used in dressings, pastries, soups, fruit juices, ice cream or sauces. Its unique properties improve the consistency, texture and flexibility of foods.
Xanthan Gum is often referred to as a secret ingredient of gluten-free recipes. This is because it is used mainly to bake gluten-free goodies, where it perfectly replaces gluten. Thanks to its properties, the pastry has fluffy texture, does not crumble and has a longer shelf life. However, xanthan gum is also suitable for thickening meals for people who have food allergies and who avoid dairy products, eggs or gluten. When combined with water, xanthan gum forms a gel similar to gelatin. Unlike gelatine, however, xanthan gum is obtained only from plant sources, and therefore it is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Xanthan Gum & its benefits
- a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier in powder form
- serves as a substitute for gluten, especially in gluten-free products
- improves the consistency, texture and flexibility of foods
- ideal for thickening sauces, dressings and soups
- has no taste or smell
- suitable for vegans
Xanthan gum (E415).
Use according to your own preferences.
|Nutritional Values||100 g|
|Energy value||1 317 kJ/ 320 kcal|
|of which saturates||0 g|
|of which sugars||0 g|
Store in a dry and cool place. Protect from direct sunlight.
Store in a dry place and protect from heat.