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Product Overview

  • All-purpose thickening agent and stabilizer for dressings, sauces, and gravies
  • Most commonly used in dairy products and salad dressings
  • Ideal plant-based alternative for gluten in gluten-free baking
  • Made from a strain of bacterium
  • 5 lb. bulk supply is perfect for high-volume operations
UPC Code:00039978015556


Shipping Weight
5 lb.
Gluten-Free  Kosher  Made in America  Vegan  Vegetarian
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5 lb.
Xanthan Gum


Add a versatile ingredient to your pantry with this Bob's Red Mill xanthan gum! Made from the Xanthomonas campestris strain of bacterium, which is grown and fermented on sugar, dried, and milled into a powder, xanthan gum is a powerhouse in cooking and baking. Its main claim to fame is its ability to thicken and stabilize a whole host of sauces and dressings. It's an excellent emulsifier, and helps hold vinaigrettes and other emulsions together without altering their flavor. It's also great for thickening soups, sauces, gravies, and purees. To use as a thickener, make a slurry out of xanthan gum and liquid (oil works best) and then add it to the liquid you want to thicken. This helps prevent lumps and gives you a silky-smooth end result! Be careful - xanthan gum is a powerful thickener and using too much can produce unpleasantly viscous, "snotty" foods. It's best to err on the side of caution and start out with less xanthan gum than you need, adding more as necessary. Because only small amounts of xanthan gum are needed at a time, this bulk 5 lb. bag will keep you in good supply!

Besides thickening and emulsifying, xanthan gum is also great for gluten-free baking! Its "sticky" properties mimic the effects of gluten in baking, helping develop necessary elasticity and viscosity in doughs to produce end products with a pleasant texture. Because it has no flavor or odor, xanthan gum won't change the way your gluten-free baked goods taste or smell. Whether you're using it in gluten-free breads, cookies, or cakes, Bob's Red Mill xanthan gum is a great choice for creating irresistible baked delicacies!

A leading brand in health foods, Bob's Red Mill is dedicated to providing the best products using the Old World technique of traditional stone milling. This technique allows for the inherent nutrients and flavor of their grains to be preserved, thus providing wholesome, quality foods to your kitchen. Plus, they have a separate 100% gluten-free facility where they process, package, and test all of their gluten-free products, so you can always be sure you are serving your customers with allergies a safe-to-eat product. Offer delicious and equally nutritious foods in your establishment with the help of Bob's Red Mill.

Attention CA Residents:

Attention CA Residents

WARNING:This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Vegetarian


    This item is vegetarian per the manufacturer.

  • OK Kosher

    OK Kosher

    This product is certified Kosher by OK Kosher.

  • Gluten-Free


    This item is gluten-free per the manufacturer.

  • Vegan


    This item is vegan per the manufacturer.

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