Xanthan Gum

6 Jul 2017

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Xanthan Gum

A hydrocolloid with outstanding properties

Xanthan gum is a natural polysaccharide. It was discovered in the late fifties in the research laboratories of the US Department of Agriculture during research work into the industrial applications of microbial biopolymers. Extensive research revealed that the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, found on
cabbage plants, produces a high molecular weight polysaccharide, which protects the bacterium from heat or other microorganisms. This polysaccharide, called xanthan gum, proved to have technically and economically outstanding properties. The industrial importance of xanthan gum is based upon its exceptional qualities as a rheology control agent in aqueous systems and as a stabiliser for emulsions, suspensions and foams.

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