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:
- Personal Care
- Fungicides, herbicides and insecticides
- Oil drilling