xanthan gum

noun
xan·​than gum | \ˈzan-thən- \

Definition of xanthan gum 

: a polysaccharide that is produced by fermentation of carbohydrates by a gram-negative bacterium (Xanthomonas campestris) and is a thickening and suspending agent used especially in pharmaceuticals and prepared foods

called also xanthan

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Critics haven’t been quieted: The milk still contains xanthan gum. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters," 12 Oct. 2018 What's in it: Water, organic agave, xanthan gum, organic stevia, citric acid, monkfruit. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Guide to plant-based sweeteners, such as Stevia, Truvia," 8 May 2018 In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, xanthan gum, sweetener and lemon juice. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Why you should eat blueberries every day (or at least regularly)," 15 May 2018 An easy solution is to add more liquid, lecithin, butter, or even xanthan gum to the recipe to retain moisture. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Guide to plant-based sweeteners, such as Stevia, Truvia," 8 May 2018 In a medium bowl, combine flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Maureen Mccourt Boylan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Four magical ways to keep the kids busy this holiday season," 5 Dec. 2017 Chick-fil-A’s has eggs, salt, xanthan gum, citric acid, annatto and a butter flavoring with medium chain triglycerides, coconut oil and natural flavors. Ali Rosen, Bon Appetit, "Why Is There Dicalcium Phosphate In My Breakfast Sandwich?," 1 Mar. 2018 September 1977) Cream cheese usually contains one or more of a trio of ingredients—xanthan gum, guar gum, and locust bean gum—that help thicken and stabilize it. Popular Mechanics, "33 Things We've Learned Over the Years," 5 Jan. 2018 In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Best Recipes to Make for International Vegan Day," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of xanthan gum

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xanthan gum

xanth- (from New Latin Xanthomonas, genus name) + -an entry 3

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xanthan gum

noun
xan·​than gum | \ˈzan-thən- \

Medical Definition of xanthan gum 

: a polysaccharide that is produced by fermentation of carbohydrates by a bacterium (Xanthomonas campestris) and is a thickening and suspending agent used especially in pharmaceuticals and prepared foods

called also xanthan

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