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Xanthan Gum

Also Known As : Gum Blend, Thickening Agent (INS 415), Thickening Agent (E415)


Taste Profile

It is sweet in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It works well as a thickener and emulsifier in non dairy ice creams,in soups and sauces.
  2. It can also be used in dry ingredient-stage while kneading gluten-free dough to to bind, thicken, and emulsify gluten-free ingredients.

Common names and forms

  1. E415
  2. Edible Gum (E415)
  3. Emulsifier (E415)
  4. Emulsifier (INS 415)
  5. Emulsifier & Stabilizers E415
  6. Emulsifier and Stabilizer (415)
  7. Emulsifiers & Stabilizers (INS 415)
  8. Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agent (E415)
  9. Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agent (INS 415)
  10. Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agents (E415)
  11. Emulsifying agent E415
  12. Emulsifying agent(INS415)
  13. Food Grade Xanthan Gum (Stabilising Agent E415)
  14. Gum Blend (Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum)
  15. Natural Xanthan Gum
  16. Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (415)
  17. Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 415)
  18. Permitted Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agents (E 415)
  19. Permitted Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agents (INS 415)
  20. Permitted Stabilizer (E415)
  21. Permitted Stabilizer (INS 415)
  22. Permitted Stabilizers (INS 415)
  23. Permitted Stabilizing Agents (INS 415)
  24. Stabiliser (INS 415)
  25. Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum)
  26. Stabiliser: Xanthan Gum E415
  27. Stabilizer (415)
  28. Stabilizer (E415)
  29. Stabilizers (INS 415)
  30. Stabilizers-415
  31. Stabilizing Agent (INS 415)
  32. Stabilizing Agent E415
  33. Thickener (E415)
  34. Thickener 415
  35. Thickener INS-415
  36. Thickening Agent (415)
  37. Thickening Agent (E415)
  38. Thickening Agent (INS 415)
  39. Thickening Agents (INS 415)
  40. Thickner: Xanthan Gum
  41. Vegetable Gum (415)
  42. Vegetable Gum (E415)
  43. Vegetable Gum (Thickener) : Guar Gum
  44. Vegetable Gum (Xanthan Gum)
  45. Xanthan Gum (E415)
  46. Xanthan Gum (Thickener) E415
  47. Xanthan Gum INS 415
  48. Xanthan Gum Powder


Xanthan gum is basically used as a thickening agent or as an emulsifier. It is a natural polysaccharide that is build by the process of fermenting glucose or sucrose with a micro-organism Xanthomonas Campestris. It is an odorless, white light or yellow light powder. Xanthan Gum has a good freeze/thaw stability and is compatible with all commercial thickeners and alcohol. It is utilised as a thickener, stabilizer, emulgator, or foam stabilizer in food and beverages. It is also used in salad dressings and sauces.

Health benefits

  • Xanthan gum decreases sugar level in blood.(1)
  • It helps to control hunger and creates satiety.(1)
  • It fights tooth decay.(1)
  • It prevents and treats joint pain.(1)
  • It helps to relieve constipation.(1)

Selection Guide

Check the “best before” date on the package before buying.


Consumption of Xanthan Gum can cause intestinal gas and bloating. It can also lead to flu-like symptoms,nose and throat irritation.(2)

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