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1/2# xanthan gum


Xanthan Gum is a plant-based thickening and stabilizing agent.

In the world of gluten-free baking, xanthan gum plays the crucial role of imitating gluten. In baking, gluten is what makes dough "doughy." It gives the dough elasticity. Xanthan gum is what holds a cookie or muffin together in recipes that do not contain gluten. If you are blending your own flour, xanthan gum is a must.