|Xanthan Gum (Photo credit: keira-anne ♥)|
Most likely if you read the ingredients label on your salad dressing or ice cream you will find Xanthan Gum listed as one of the ingredients.
From Dairy-free Cooking Ashley Adams gave this definition:
Produced primarily from cellulose from corn or cabbage, xanthan gum functions similarly to gelatin in recipes with regards to stabilizing suspensions, but it is completely vegan and great for cooking and baking for persons with food allergies and restrictions, especially for those who are omitting dairy, eggs and soy from their diet.
I have have primarily used Xanthan Gum in Gluten Free baking. I have toyed with Gluten Free baking at different times because I believe it would probably be better for me but I hesitate to give in to it completely because it's a lot of work. It seems Gluten is in everything.
Have you tried using Xanthan Gum in cooking or baking? What did you use it for? Had you heard of Xanthan Gum before today?
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