Therawin Xanthan Gum is primarily used as an emulsifier, suspending agent, and thickener. It can be used for making desserts and other confectionary items, and is also an essential ingredient in making toppings, syrups, candies, breading, batter, etc.
It is an essential ingredient in making pizza dough, cakes, cookies, and bread. It is a highly-cohesive agent that basically prevents ingredients from separating.
As an emulsifier, the Xanthan can bind moisture to prevent product components from separating. It is commonly used in oil-based food (i.e. salad dressings) and cosmetics.
Non-food products, such as toothpaste, cosmetics, and oil, also make use of Xanthan Gum.
When mixed with rice, it is said to possibly lower the glycaemic index of rice.
Xanthan Gum may also help stabilize blood sugar by preventing sudden spikes in blood sugar levels.
It is an essential component in gluten-free food products since it can be a great substitute for flour. It can keenly resemble the crumb, texture, and flexibility of traditional bread.
It makes it easier to create gluten-free bread and other baked goods.
If you are allergic to cruciferous plants such as kale, broccoli, or cabbage, take caution in using Xanthan Gum because it is primarily made from the bacteria that are found on the said plants.
If you have severe food allergies, specifically to cruciferous plants, consult a doctor before using Xanthan Gum.
Generally, up to 15 grams of Xanthan per day is considered safe for daily consumption but you must discuss it with your nutritionist or physician to ensure you only use it in the recommended amount.