Thursday, March 8, 2012

Xanthan Gum

A polysaccaride that is produced by fermentation of carbohydrates by a gram-negative bacterium (Xanthomonas campestris) and is a thickening and suspending agent used especially in pharmaceuticals and prepared foods —called also xanthan


Xanthan gum is a sugar-like compound made by mixing aged (fermented) sugars with a certain kind of bacteria. It is used to make medicine. For use in laxatives. Xanthan gum swells in the intestine. It can cause gas and bloating. The powder can produce flu like symptoms.



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