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What is xanthum gum and where can I find it in the grocery store?

asked by Andrew,Smith over 6 years ago

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boulangere
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 6 years ago

The short answer is that it's a binding agent. It's typically used in a lot of gluten-free baking. Natural food stores have it either in a small bottle or in the bulk foods section.

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vrunka
added over 6 years ago

Bob's Red Mill makes it so if you know of a place that sells their products, they'll probably have their xanthum gum in bags. It's usually in the baking section of natural grocery stores. You can also buy it online through Bob's Red Mill.

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susan g
added over 6 years ago

Xanthan gum is pricey, and the bag from Bob's is large. An alternative is guar gum -- has the same function, but there's some reluctance to use it, as some people may be sensitive to it. (I use it; less expensive, more available.)

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