Product code: P2401
- 80 mesh
- Vegan suitable
- Widely used as a thickening agent and stabiliser
Xantham gum 80 mesh is produced by fermentation of Xanthomonas campestris bacterium.
Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide which is commonly used as a food additive. Applications of use include as a thickening agent and as a stabiliser to prevent ingredients from separating, particularly oil separation.
Xanthan gum solutions have high viscosity. The greater the amount of xanthan gum added to a liquid, the thicker and stickier the liquid will become. When shear stress is placed on the solution, from mixing or shaking, the mixture will thin. However, once the shear stress has been removed, complete viscosity is recovered. This is useful for products that are required to be poured from a container, such as dressing and sauces. Xanthan gum does not change the colour or flavour of the products it’s used in (at typical usage levels of 0.5% or less), explaining why it is so widely used throughout the food and beverage industries.
Xantham gum 80 mesh is vegan-suitable and can be used in a wide range of food applications, powder blends and liquid products.