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E415 - Xanthan gum

Additives: E415 - Xanthan gum

Functions: Emulsifier, Stabilizer, Thickener

Xanthan gum -- is a polysaccharide with many industrial uses, including as a common food additive. It is an effective thickening agent and stabilizer to prevent ingredients from separating. It can be produced from simple sugars using a fermentation process, and derives its name from the species of bacteria used, Xanthomonas campestris. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Re‐evaluation of xanthan gum -E 415- as a food additive (2017/07/14)

Names: Gomme xanthane, gomme de xanthane, gomme de maïs, gommes xanthane, gommes de xanthane, Xanthane, CAS 11138-66-2, Xanthan gum, goma xantana, xantano, Gummi xanthanum, Xanthomonas gum

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