Xanthan Gum

Natural gums are polysaccharides of natural origin, capable of causing a large increase in a solution’s viscosity, even at small concentrations. In the food industry they are used as thickening agents, clarifying agents, gelling agents, emulsifying agents, and stabilizers.

Typical food applications of xanthan gum are salad dressings, sauces, gravies, dairy products, desserts, low-calorie foods and convenience foods in general. Xanthan gum is also used in cleaners, coatings, polishes and in agricultural flowables.