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Xanthan gum

What is xanthan gum? About the ingredient xanthan gum. Including 21 recipes with xanthan gum, and where to find it.


Xanthan Gum is a plant-based stablising and thickening agent.

Xanthan gum is a powerful emulsifier that can encourage liquids that don't naturally mix together to combine. It is also a powerful thickener that helps increase the viscosity (thickness) of batters and liquids that it is added to as well as increasing creaminess.

It's it especially useful making gluten-free flours as Xanthan gum acts similarly to gluten. The Xanthan gum replaces the wheat-based gluten which enables the gluten-free flours to become elastic and allow baked goods like cookies and muffins to hold together and when making gluten-free bread helds retain gas bubbles that give bread its fluffy texture.

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Where found

Xanthan gum is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

In Chinese:黄原胶
British (UK) term: Xanthan gum
en français:la gomme de xanthane
en español:goma de xantano

Recipes using xanthan gum

There are 15 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Brown & White Rice Bread
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies

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