a water-soluble natural gum produced by the fermentation of sugar with certain microorganisms and used as a binder, extender, or stabilizer in foods and other products.
- Also called xanthan gum .
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How to use xanthan in a sentence
If you’re looking for a greener alternative, Effetto Mariposa’s new Vegetalex is biodegradable and plant based, made from water, xanthan gum, and plant fibers.
Gluten-free noodles are often made with some sort of gelling agent like xanthan gum to bind the ingredients together.