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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum. A water-soluble gum (q.v.) derived from glucose (q.v.) by fermentation (q.v.) with the microorganism Xanthomonas campestris. It reacts synergistically (q.v.) with guar gum (q.v.) and locust bean gum (q.v..) to increase their gel viscosities (q.v.) and is widely use as a gelling agent in pie fillings (q.v.), bakery jellies (q.v.) and jams (q.v.), etc.