Bobs Red Mill Xanthan Gum - 5 Lb.
Xanthan Gum is a plant-based thickening and stabilizing agent.Nutrition Facts
It is named for the bacteria, Xanthomonas campestris, which plays a crucial role in this description.
Technically speaking, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide, which is just a fancy way to say a string of multiple sugars.
To create xanthan gum, the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium is allowed to ferment on a sugar.
The result is a gel that is then dried and milled to create the powder substance.
Xanthan gum has a number of powerful properties.
First, it works as an emulsifier, encouraging liquids that normally don't like one another to mix together.
Second, it works as thickener, increasing the viscosity of liquids and batters.
Third, it can create a creamy texture.
In the world of gluten-free baking, xanthan gum plays the crucial role of imitating gluten.
In baking, gluten is what makes dough doughy.
It gives the dough elasticity, as well as viscosity.
Those properties help to hold a cookie together while it bakes on a sheet in the oven, and they enable cakes and breads to hold onto the gas bubbles that form inside them - this allows them to rise and take shape.
Xanthan gum helps replicate these properties in recipes that do not contain gluten.
Serving Size 1 Tbsp(9g)
Servings Per Container 251
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 260 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A 0 Percentage
Vitamin C 0 Percentage
Calcium 0 Percentage
Iron 0 PercentageIngredients: