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Xanthan Gum is a powder milled from the dried cell coat of a micro-organism called Xanthonomonas Campestris, grown under laboratory conditions.
It is naturally produced to stick the bacteria to the leaves of cabbage-like plants.
Xanthan Gum's most important property is its very high low-shear viscosity coupled with its strongly shear-thinning character.
Its properties include:
High viscosity at low concentrations
Good freeze- thaw stability
Excellent stability over a wide ph range
Excellent temperature stability
Rapid hydration without lumping
Predicable and reliable viscosity
Gel forming in the presence of Locust Bean Gum, Agar Agar and Kappa Carrageenan
Stabilises foam for a longer shelf life
Excellent suspending ability
Applications: Gels only in the presence of Locust Bean Gum (LBG), Agar Agar or Carrageenan Kappa. Stabiliser. Suspensions thickener. Emulsifier. Foaming agent. Replaces gluten in yeast breads. Retards ice crystal growth in freeze-thaw situations.
Rate of Hydration: Rapid
Colour: Light to off white powder
Ph Solubility: 1-13
Doseage Rates: 0.05% - 1.5%
Orders received after 4pm will normally be processed on the next working day.
All In Stock items are available for immediate dispatch (although quantities may be limited - please give us a ring if you're planning to order in volume).
Items marked Special Order are either out of stock or not routinely held in stock in our UK warehouse and will need to be ordered in. Please contact us for information on lead times.
Some products not currently in stock may state a standard lead time, e.g. 2-3 weeks for non-stocked 100% Chef products. In practice we are finding lead times for European imports can vary considerably at the moment, and it's always best to give us a ring to discuss.
Delivery to most mainland UK addresses is £4.95 (+VAT), or free for MSK trade account holders.
Delivery to Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and other non-mainland destinations is £9.95 for all customers.
All orders are sent using tracked courier services and should arrive next day in most cases (two days for Highlands & Islands etc).
Delivery notifications and tracking information will normally be sent to the email address used to placed the order.
Please contact us if your order has not arrived after three days. All deliveries are geotagged and photographed which usually helps us locate your parcel.
We deliver worldwide using DHL. Due to the complexities of shipping to international destinations we may have to charge additional fees where the delivery region or size/weight of the order necessitates it. We will always contact you to confirm these additional fees before we accept and process your order.
Please note the website does not calculate or charge local import taxes or customs duties for non-UK destinations. You are liable for payment of these if they arise.
Returns and damaged goods
For businesses, all claims must be notified by phone or email within 24 hours. Damaged or incorrect goods must be retained and made available for collection or inspection.
For individuals, you can cancel your order within 14 days of receipt as long as the item is unused and in a resalable condition. For food ingredients this means the seal must not be broken (unless damaged in transit). Please give us a ring or contact us by email to arrange a return.