Xanthan gum can improve the texture, consistency, flavor, shelf life and appearance of many foods.
It also stabilizes foods, helping certain foods withstand different temperatures and pH levels. Additionally, it prevents foods from separating and allows them to flow smoothly out of their containers.
It’s used frequently in gluten-free cooking since it can provide the elasticity and fluffiness that gluten gives traditional baked goods.
The following are some common foods that contain xanthan gum:
Sauces and gravies
Personal Care Products
Xanthan gum is also found in many personal care and beauty products. It allows these products to be thick, but still flow easily out of their containers. It also allows solid particles to be suspended in liquids.
The following are some common products that contain xanthan gum:
Xanthan gum is used in many industrial products due to its ability to withstand different temperatures and pH levels, cling to surfaces and thicken liquids, all while maintaining good flow.
Common industrial products containing xanthan gum include:
Fungicides, herbicides and insecticides
Tile, grout, oven and toilet bowl cleaners
Fluids used in oil drilling
Adhesives like wallpaper glue