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    Xanthan Gum - Thailand

    Xanthan Gum - Thailand in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    -

    Cas Number

    11138-66-2

    HS Code

    3913.90.20.15

    Formula

    C35H49O29

    Basic Info

    Appearance

    Off white powder

    Common Names

    Corn Sugar Gum

    Packaging

    25kg/bag

    Brief Overview

    Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide composed of glucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid molecules. It can be obtained from different sources, including corn, wheat, and soy. The viscosity of a liquid increases with a higher weight ratio of added xanthan gum. Typically, a concentration of 0.2% by weight is recommended, as an excess of xanthan gum can lead to an undesirable slimy texture. Xanthan gum exhibits stable performance across a range of viscosities, temperatures, and pH levels.

    Manufacturing Process

    Xanthan gum is created through the fermentation of glucose, sucrose, and lactose. The resulting polysaccharide is extracted from the growth medium using isopropyl alcohol and then finely ground into a powder during the fermentation process. This fine powder is introduced into a liquid medium to produce the gum. In an industrial setting, xanthan gum is manufactured by introducing a sterile aqueous solution containing carbohydrates, a nitrogen source, dipotassium phosphate, and trace elements. Following fermentation, the polymer is precipitated from the medium by the addition of isopropyl alcohol.

    Food Industry

    Xanthan gum finds extensive application as a food additive across the food industry. Its role as a thickening agent is crucial in maintaining the viscosity of pastry fillings, preventing water seepage that could compromise the dough's integrity and crispness. In ice creams, xanthan gum is employed to hinder the formation of ice crystals, contributing to a smoother texture. Its versatile usage extends to frozen foods, beverages, and egg substitutes crafted from egg whites, where it replaces the fat and emulsifiers present in yolks. Beyond this, xanthan gum plays a key role in a variety of food products, including salad dressings, sauces, instant items, desserts, bakery goods, dairy products, fruit juices, and the creation of various low-calorie foods.

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