Also Known As: Xantham gum
Ingredients: Xanthan Gum
Taste and Aroma: Flavorless
Uses: Great gluten-free substitute for gluten free baking. Thickener for smoothies, ice cream, sauces, salad dressings, bread, pasta, pancakes, cupcakes and cake. Also an emulsifier in sausage making.
Substitutes: Guar Gum, Gum Arabic Powder, Clear Jel Instant, Tapioca Starch, Clear Jel Cook Type, Locust Bean Gum,Spelt Flour, Soy Flour Defatted, Arrowroot Powder, Potato Starch.
Perhaps one of Xanthan's Gum coolest applications, among many, is its ability to prevent those annoying ice crystals from forming in ice cream.