xanthan gum

noun
xan·​than gum | \ ˈzan-thən- How to pronounce xanthan gum (audio) \

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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The McCafe Pumpkin Spice flavored syrup contains: fructose, water, nonfat dry milk, propylene glycol, and 2% or less caramel color, natural flavor, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, salt, sucralose, and extracts of annatto. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "What to Know About Pumpkin Spice Lattes, From a Nutritionist Who Loves Them," 13 Aug. 2019 About a dozen protestors then poured buckets of fake blood, made of water, food coloring and xanthan gum, down the street. oregonlive.com, "Protestors spill fake blood in front of Portland ICE headquarters," 19 July 2019 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 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 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 About a dozen protestors then poured buckets of fake blood, made of water, food coloring and xanthan gum, down the street. oregonlive.com, "Protestors spill fake blood in front of Portland ICE headquarters," 19 July 2019 In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Everyone can celebrate July 4 with gluten-free, vegan cupcakes," 26 June 2019 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

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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- How to pronounce xanthan gum (audio) \

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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