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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is a popular food additive that’s commonly added to foods as a thickener or stabilizer.


It’s created when sugar is fermented by a type of bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris. When sugar is fermented, it creates a broth or goo-like substance, which is made solid by adding an alcohol. It is then dried and turned into a powder.


When xanthan gum powder is added to a liquid, it quickly disperses and creates a viscous and stable solution. This makes it a great thickening, suspending and stabilizing agent for many products and is used in the food, personal care and industrial sectors.


Industries & Applications:

  • Food
  • Personal Care
  • Fungicides, herbicides and insecticides
  • Paints
  • Oil drilling
  • Adhesives
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