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PostSubject: Just what is Xanthan Gum anyway?   Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:00 pm

Despite its rather alien-sounding name,
xanthan gum is as natural as any other fermented corn sugar
polysaccharide you can name. Corn syrup, anyone?affraid


Seriously, xanthan gum derives its name from the strain of bacteria used during the fermentation process, Xanthomonas campestris. Xanthomonas campestris is the same bacteria responsible for causing black rot to form on broccoli, cauliflower and other leafy vegetables. The bacteria form a slimy substance which acts as a natural stabilizer or thickener.pale

Finnish reading the article here

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