xanthan gum

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xanthan gum

[′zan·thən ‚gəm]
(organic chemistry)
A high-molecular-weight (5-10 million) water-soluble natural gum; a heteropolysaccharide made up of building blocks ofD-glucose,D-mannose, andD-glucuronic acid residues; produced by pure culture fermentation of glucose with Xanthomonas campestris.
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Place the lettuce in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth, then add xanthum gum until thickened.
A powder mixture constituted A-HCl and C-DHCl, kyron T-134 (polacrillin potassium), Eudragit EPO, mannitol, sorbitol, MCC, kyron T-314, sucralose, chocolate flavor, and xanthum gum were the composition of the pellets prepared by extrusion/spheronization.
The researchers were inspired by additives the food processing industry uses to thicken food and even tested out a popular additive called xanthum gum that thickens salad dressings and sauces and gives ice cream its texture.