Xanthan gum

Xanthan gum (n) is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, used as a food additive and rheology modifier, commonly used as a food thickening agent (in salad dressings, for example) and a stabilizer (in cosmetic products, for example, to prevent ingredients from separating). It is composed of pentasaccharide repeat units,...
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xanthan gum

<chemical> A polysaccharide gum often used in foods, it is synthesised (fermented) from glucose by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris. ... (11 May 1997) ...
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Xanthan Gum

Produced from the fermentation of corn sugar. It is most commonly used as a stabilizer, emulsifier and thickener in foods such as yogurt, sour cream and salad dressings.
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