Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, used as a food additive and rheology modifier. Most common use is as a food thickening agent, for example in salad dressings and sauces where it prevents the oil separation by stabilizing the emulsion and as a stabilizer in cosmetic products to keep the ingredients from separating. In the world of gluten-free baking, xanthan gum plays a crucial role in order to give dough or batter a ‘stickiness’ that would otherwise be achieved with gluten found in wheat. Also used in frozen foods (helps create a pleasant texture in many ice creams) and in beverages.
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