Xanthan gum can be mixed with most of the commonly used food thickener solutions, especially with alginate, starch, carrageenan and carrageenan, the viscosity of the solution will increase in the form of superposition. It shows good compatibility in aqueous solution with multiple salts. However, high valence metal ions and high PH will make them unstable, and adding complexing agent can prevent the occurrence of incompatibility.
Xanthan gum is soluble in water, but not in polar solvents such as alcohol and ketone. In a very wide range of temperature, pH and salt concentration, it is easy to dissolve in Chemicalbook water. Its aqueous solution can be prepared at room temperature. When stirring, air mixing should be minimized. If xanthan gum is mixed with some dry substances such as salt, sugar, monosodium glutamate, etc. in advance, then moistened with a small amount of water, and finally stirred with water, the performance of the prepared glue solution is better. It can be dissolved in many organic acid solutions, and its performance is stable.
1% xanthan gum solution has a bearing capacity of 5N/m2, which is an excellent suspending agent and emulsification stabilizer in food additives.
- Water retention
Xanthan gum has good water and fresh-keeping effects on food.
- In Food:
Xanthan gum is added to many foods as stabilizer, emulsifier, suspending agent, thickener and processing assistant. Xanthan gum can control the r heology, structure, flavor and appearance of products, and its pseudoplasticity can ensure good taste, so it is widely used in salad dressings, bread, dairy products, frozen foods, beverages, condiments, brewing, candy, cakes, soup and canned foods.
- In daily chemical industry:
Xanthan gum is used as its main functional ingredient in almost most high-end cosmetics. In addition, xanthan gum can also be used as a component of toothpaste to substantially thicken and shape, and reduce tooth surface wear.
- In medicine:
Xanthan gum is a functional component of the currently hot microcapsule drug capsule material in the world, and plays an important role in controlling drug release;In industrial and agricultural:
In the petroleum industry, due to its strong pseudoplasticity, the low concentration of xanthan gum (0.5%) aqueous solution can maintain the viscosity of drilling fluid and control its rheological properties, so the viscosity at the high-speed rotating bit is very small, saving power;D
In recent years, the economic prosperity of developing countries, especially Saudi Arabia and the BRICS countries, has led to the rapid rise of the food and beverage industry, which has led to the rapid growth of the market demand for xanthan gum. With people’s attention to health, gluten-free food is popular in the market.The data shows that food-grade xanthan gum will account for more than 46% of the global market in 2020, which further proves the market development potential of food-grade xanthan gum.