How to use Xanthan in a sentence
Caramel (E150) and xanthan gum (E415) may be derived from maize.
You will also recognize other gluten-free ingredients such as arrowroot and xanthan gum.
Other gluten-free ingredients often include xanthan gum, eggs, and dairy products.
Xanthan gum increases the viscosity of your ingredients, thereby giving your bread dough the stretchy texture that many gluten-free flours lack.
Xanthan gum is made by fermenting simple sugars using a particular bacteria, whereas guar gum is a natural part of the guar bean.Advertisement
Xanthan gum and carageenan are fairly common thickeners used in ice creams and frozen yogurts.
Xanthan gum is one of the most popular thickeners and emulsifiers used in gluten-free bread recipes.
However, white rice flour or any rice flour is usually very powdery in texture and must be used in conjunction with binders such as xanthan gum in order for the flour to bind properly.
They do not contain gluten, so you will need to use these flours with other leavening agents and binders such as baking soda or xanthan gum.
This Jules brand flour consists of a blend between tapioca starch, potato starch, corn starch, corn flour, white rice flour, and xanthan gum.Advertisement
The addition of xanthan gum helps to stabilize and bind the flours together.
If you have allergies to corn as well as gluten, you may be asking yourself, "What can I use instead of xanthan gum?"
This is because xanthan gum is a corn derivative and can trigger symptoms in sensitive individuals.
Xanthan gum is used as a thickener and for its stabilizing properties in the food industry, and within the world of gluten-free baking it is a prized ingredient in gluten-free breads, salad dressings and other recipes.
Unfortunately, for many who are sensitive to xanthan gum, eating just a little can bring about gastrointestinal symptoms that persist for days.Advertisement
It is not unusual for people with gluten intolerances or sensitivities who are also sensitive to xanthan gum to wonder if they have ingested gluten by mistake because the symptoms are similar.
If you suffer from celiac disease or other gluten intolerances and are also sensitive to corn, you may be left asking, "What can I use instead of xanthan gum?"
The most popular substitute for xanthan gum is guar gum.
Locust bean gum, also known as carob gum, is another viable substitute for xanthan gum.
While this powder can work as a substitute for xanthan gum, it is not the right choice for every recipe because it has a flavor similar to chocolate, however it does provide high viscosity and functions well as a binder.Advertisement
If you already know you must avoid gluten and that you experience a reaction if you eat xanthan gum, it is best to experiment carefully to figure out what you can use instead of xanthan gum to add viscosity to your baked goods.
If you are unsure of how your body may react to a xanthan gum substitute, talk with your healthcare provider for recommendations.
In a separate bowl, sift together the xanthan gum and both flours.
In a medium size mixing bowl, sift together the flours, sorghum, tapioca, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking powder and baking soda and set aside.