I have a Celiac Disease and I use xanthan gum together with guar gum as a binder in my home baked gluten free bread – gums, when combined, they work the best. I always add a little of ground flaxseed as well because they really give that elasticity and chewiness to the bread; those of you celiacs who don’t tolerate gums or are simply wishing to avoid them, try to use ground flaxseed only or for even better results use ground flaxseed in combination with some apple fiber powder or psyllium husk to replace the gluten in your GF bread.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 02, 2014 | Verified Purchase
The sales speal sounds good but I wish I had read more about it before buying it. I don't think they give enough information on what xanthan gum really is. Probably because people wouldn't buy it. It's a bacteria, often grown on corn or soy or wheat. It can cause gastric distress and can be harmful in babies under 2yrs because it draws water out of the digestion. Anyway it certainly left me with enough doubt to not even want to try it. Although to be fair I guess small amounts are probably ok. Oh and the other thing is that is has been shown to alter gut flora so that didn't appeal either.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 03, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Xanthan gum have a good thickening power but it thickens too fast and clumps together when added straight into water and juice, it thickens correctly if I mixed which whey or milk powder makes the mixture as thick as oatmeal. Maybe they should give instructions on how to mix in food.
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