Xanthan gum

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide that has been fermented and then dried into a powder which makes it natural ingredient. Xanthan gum is a food thickener. Though it may offer some health benefits, it is used primarily to change the texture of food, not for any specific health need. Xanthan gum is a type of sugar that is made from a bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris, through a process of fermentation. Xanthomonas campestris infects a wide range of cruciferous plants, such as cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, causing diseases such as black rotTrusted Source and bacterial wilt. Xanthan gum is made by pulling bacteria from many different plants. The finished product does not contain any viable bacteria, so there is no risk of xanthan gum causing infections.

 

Benefits...

We use Xanthan Gum in our products as a binder, stabilizer and a natural preservative, improving quality and product safety. Xanthan Gum is not an emulsifier, but it does keep oils from separating and thickens the consistency of products, while also allowing for the product consistency to thin if necessary. In addition to practical properties, Xanthan Gum has been proven to moisturize skin—an added bonus! While it's mainly used for formulation purposes, xanthan gum might have some skin conditioning properties because it is a polysaccharide, or sugar molecule. It is widely used in cosmestics such as oils and creams since it thickens the products.