Some Sunday morning knowledge for you: Xanthan gum is a popular food additive that's commonly added to foods as a thickener or stabilizer. It's created when sugar is fermented by a type of bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris. When sugar is fermented, it creates a broth or goo-like substance, which is made solid by adding an alcohol. It is then dried and turned into a powder. Xanthan gum is derived from sugar and that sugar can come from many different places, including wheat, corn, soy and dairy.
Even though it's made in a lab, it's a soluble fiber. Soluble fibers are carbs that your body cannot breakdown.
You’ll find xanthan gum in many processed foods and for most people, the only potential negative side effect of xanthan gum appears to be an upset stomach.
I know I wondered about this ingredient once I started to read labels more and more so I hope this info was interesting to you as well. Have an awesome day!! 😀🌤👍🏻