1 lb bag $17.10
Xanthan gum is a flavorless food additive most home cooks probably don’t know about, but maybe they should. It is a plant-based product that’s widely used as a thickener or to stabilize other foods and products. It’s often found in baked goods, pastry fillings, ice cream, commercial jams, jellies and sauces as well as salad dressing and yogurt. For many, the most exciting thing about xanthan gum is its use in gluten-free baking.
Xanthum gum can be used as a binding agent in baking as an alternative to gluten. It adds volume to gluten-free baked goods including cakes, cookies and breads. Gluten works as binder – it’s what gives dough the sticky elasticity needed to hold together when it bakes. Baked goods made with gluten-free flours have a reputation for being dry and crumbly without the magic of gluten. Our Mount Hope Wholesale bulk xanthan gum replicates the properties of gluten.
Vegans may also use bulk xanthan gum as a thickener for sauces instead of butter, eggs or cream. The easiest way to incorporate it into your recipes is to combine one cup of liquid with one-eigth teaspoon xanthan gum or mixing it with a small amount of oil before adding it to liquids. Xanthan gum makes it easier to enjoy delicious, comforting foods while avoiding gluten and animal products.
Xanthan gum is safe to use in small quantities. Consuming more than 15 grams (which is far more than anyone would use in a day of regular use) may upset the digestive system similarly to eating too much fruit. People who have a known allergy to corn or soy should use xanthan gum with caution.
Mount Hope Wholesale offers bulk packages of Xanthan gum, in both one and 5 pound bags