xanthan gum
Category: food additives  Publish Time: 2018-11-02 15:31 

xanthan gum
What is xanthan gum?
What is Xanthan Gum Used for and dosage?
Is Xanthan Gum Safe?

What is xanthan gum?

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide that's commonly used as a food additive. The name is derived from the strain of bacteria used during the fermentation process that is used to make it, Xanthomonas campestris. This is the same bacteria  which acts as a natural stabilizer or thickener.

What is Xanthan Gum Used for and dosage?

xanthan gum is widely used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in a wide variety of food ,feed and industrial products.

what is xanthan gum used for

dosage
(%)

what is xanthan gum used for

dosage
(%)

food

fruit juice

0.1-0.3

industry

Medicine,cosmetic

0.2-1.0

ice cream

0.1-0.3

toothpaste

0.4-0.6

Soy sauce, oyster sauce

0.05-0.1

petroleum

0.2-0.4

Frozen dessert

0.1-0.2

tobacco string

0.1-0.3

Baked food

0.5-1.5

printing and dyeing

0.5-1.5

Gel

0.5-1.5

ceramics

0.3-1.0

Soft drink

0.01-0.3

pesticide

0.1-0.3

seasoning with salad

0.1-0.3

Colloidal explosive

0.5-2.0

Instant noodles

0.2-0.3

Water soluble coating

0.2-0.3

sausage

0.2-0.3

 

 

 

Canned meat

0.1-0.2

 

 

 

dry cheese

0.2-0.5

feed

Canned pets

0.1-0.3

cake

0.1-0.3

Fish and shrimp feed

0.5-2.0

bread

0.1-0.2

 

 

 

Dehydrated food

0.2-0.4

 

 

 

Other food industry

1.0-2.0

 

 

 

Is Xanthan Gum Safe? 

It is consider safe by Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) and Europe food additives E415.




Specifications: 


  • Product name: Xanthan Gum
  • Type:Thickeners, stabilizer
  • CAS No:11138-66-2


ITEM STANDARD
Appearance Cream-white fine powder
Viscosity (1% KCl, cps) >=1400
Particle Size (mesh) 80/120/200
Loss on Drying (%) =<13
PH (1%, KCL) 6.0- 8.0
Shearing Ratio >=6.0
Ashes (%)       ) =<13
Pyruvic Acid (%) >=1.5
V1:V2 1.02- 1.45
Assay (%) 91.0- 108.0
Total Nitrogen (%) =<1.5
Total Heavy Metals =<10 ppm
Arsenic (As) =<3 ppm
Lead (Pb) =<5 ppm
Total Plate Count (cfu/g) =< 2000
Moulds/Yeasts (cfu/g) =< 100
Staphylococcus Negative
Salmonella spp. Negative
E. coli Negative
Identification Positive

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