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xan·than gum

A polysaccharide of high molecular weight produced by bacterial fermentation of glucose and used as a stabilizer and thickener in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and various industrial processes.

[From New Latin Xanthomonas (campestris), name of the bacterium used to produce it : Greek xanthos, yellow (from its color) + Greek monas, monad; see monad.]
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xanthan gum

(ˈzænˌθæn) or


(Biochemistry) a complex polysaccharide exuded by colonies of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris: used as a food additive in salad dressings, dairy products, etc
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Xantham Gum is produced by fermenting glucose, sucrose or lactose, followed by precipitation of polysaccharide from a growth medium with isopropyl alchohol, dried and ground into a fine powder.
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The Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is a special blend consisting of a handful of gluten-free ingredients, including whole grain brown rice flour, whole grain sorghum flour, sweet white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour and xantham gum. It enables bakers to follow any baking recipe and directly replace the amount of traditional wheat flour called for with the new Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour.
Many of these meals contain chemicals like ethoxylated diglycerides or xantham gum. Granny didn't keep those in her pantry and the long-term effects are unknown.