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 Xanthan Gum
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Xanthan Gum

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Xanthan Gum, CAS# 11138-66-2, is a polysaccharide manufactured through fermentation, available as cream white powder. Xanthan gum is a high perfermance thickener as the viscosity of 1% Xanthan Gum solution is about 100 times stronger than 1% gelatin solution. Xanthan gum is also stable under various conditions. With these outstanding properties, Xanthan gum is widely used as thickening agent and texture stabilizer in food, beverage and various other industries. Foodchem provides both food and oil drilling xanthan gum with superior quality. As a professional supplier and manufacturer of food additives, Foodchem International Corporation has been supplying quality Xanthan Gum to customers all over the world for over 10 years. If you have any questions or wish to receive a quote, please feel free to reach us by email: or by phone: +86 21 2206 3075. Our sales person will get back to you in 1 working day.

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Appearancewhite or cream-color and free-flowing powder
Viscosity: 1% Xanthan Gum in 1% KCl Brookfield, LVTD,spindle 3.60rpm, 251200 - 1600 mpa.s
Assay(on dry basis)91.0 - 108.0%
Loss on drying(105o­C, 2hr)6.0 - 12.0%
V1 : V2:1.02 - 1.45 
Pyruvic Acid1.5% min
PH of 1% solution in water6.0 - 8.0
Heavy metals(as Pb)20 mg/kg max
Lead(Pb)5 mg/kg max
Arsenic(As)2 mg/kg max
Nitrogen1.5% max
Ash13% max
Particle size80 mesh: 100% min, 200 mesh: 92% min
Total plate count2000/g max
Yeasts and moulds100/g max
Pathogens germsabsence
S. aureusNegative
Pseudomonas aeruginosaNegative
Salmonella sp.Negative
C. perfringensNegative

Available Grade of Xanthan Gum

  • Food Grade: Xanthan Gum is widely used as thickener and texture stabilizer in food and beverage industries. Foodchem's food grade Xanthan Gum is available as 80Mesh/200Mesh fine powder.
  • Industrial Grade: Xanthan Gum is widely used as drilling mud thickener in oil drilling. Foodchem's oil drilling Xanthan Gum is available as 40Mesh/80Mesh fine powder.
  • Manufacturing Process

    Xanthan gum is manufactured through fermentation of glucose, sucrose, or lactose. After fermentation, hydrochloric acid will be will added to the growth medium followed by small amount alchol. The growth medium will be centrifuged to remove the bacterial cell. After that, more alcohol will be added to precipitate xanthan gum. The precipitate will be dissolved into water and precipitated with alcohol again to get food grade xanthan gum. Finally, the precipitate will be dried and ground into fine powder.

    Quality Control

    At Foodchem International Corporation, we apply strict quality control process to all our products. All Xanthan Gum we provide has been strictly tested under HACCP and ISO standards and proved to be safe for using as food additive.

    Storage&Handling Precaution

    Storage: Xanthan Gum should be stored in a cool and dry place and kept away from strong light and heat.
    Handling Precaution: Handling of Xanthan Gum should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling of organic chemicals. Avoid skin and eye contact and breathing in dust. Avoid handling which leads to dust formation.

    Application and Uses of Xanthan Gum

    Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide widely used as thickener in food production. As a strong thickening agent, Xanthan Gum can be used in a wide variety of industries including: food production, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agriculture/animal feed, and various other industries.
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