Xanthan gums are an extremely versatile product group and are widely used in both food manufacture and modern industry.
One of the most remarkable properties of Xanthan Gum is its ability to produce a large increase in the viscosity of a liquid by adding a very small quantity of gum, in the order of one percent. In most foods, it is used at 0.5%, and can be used in lower concentrations.
If your processing requires a rheology control agent or suspending agent to exhibit stability under extreme conditions of pH, temperature or pressure, then Xanthan is the gum of choice. Xanthan Gum has the added bonus of exhibiting good freeze/thaw capabilities further enhancing its versatility.
Xanthan gum can be used in dressings, sauces, dairy products, bakery products, toppings and fillings and instant mixes to name but a few. Such versatility and ease of use makes Xanthan Gum a widely used, popular product.
Using just Xanthan Gum powder, it is super easy to make a safe, non-toxic, borax free, glue free Slime (also known as Hand Slime).
Chemical & Physical Properties:
Appearance: Cream coloured free flowing powder
Einecs Number: 234-394-2
Solubility: Hot or cold water
pH (1.0% Solution): 6.0 – 8.0
Viscosity (1% in 1% KCl): 1200 - 1800 mPa.s
Assay: 100 % Min
V1:V2: 1.02 - 1.45
Pyruvic Acid: > 1.5%
Propan-2-ol/Ethanol: < 500ppm
Nitrogen: < 1.5%
Lead: < 2 ppm
Arsenic: < 3 ppm
Heavy Metals: < 20 ppm
Particle Size: Min 90% pass 80 Mesh
Xanthomonas Campestris: Viable cells absent 1g
Material Safety Data Sheets for all products are available here
Storage & Expiration
Storage & Expiration
Store the powder in a cool, dry place away from heat and sunlight. If exposed to humid conditions, the product will absorb moisture, lump together and lose most of its useful properties. When stored properly, the powder typically has a 12-month shelf-life.
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