Doves Farm Doves Farm Xanthan Gum (Free From Gluten) 100g
BRAND: Doves Farm
ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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It started with a passion, as all good things do. A fascination for whole grains and organic farming, founders Clare and Michael Marriage sowed their first seeds in 1977 with the simple idea of making great quality flour from their grains. Water, wind, soil and sun sustained their crop, and with a little time and patience, a year later their first grains were ready to harvest. The first stone grinding equipment was installed and they began to mill whole grains into wholemeal flour.
Back then, the nation’s daily loaf was of the white, uniformly-sliced variety and people didn’t think too much about what went inside or how it was made. Soon though, health food store after health food store realised the brilliance of organic wholemeal flour, and the journey to bring home baking back to the country’s kitchens had begun.
As a family business, Doves Farm milled organic and heritage flours as well as a range of naturally gluten free flours since Doves Farm were founded. Doves Farm made biscuits from our wholemeal flour and also reintroduced some of the UK’s lost ancient grains back to our soils. Rye was first, then Spelt, and Einkorn and Emmer soon followed. Today, Doves Farm continue to be driven by our original mission to make quality organic flour with care, and the result is a range of unique, distinctive and trusted flours that make home baking a joy.
For stronger crumb structure and reduced crumbling in gluten free baking.
This 100g pack can be used in a variety of gluten free baking recipes.
This product is Coeliac UK, Vegan and Kosher certified.
GLUTEN FREE Xanthan Gum
Ingredients: xanthan gum.
Allergy advice: free from gluten, milk, peanut, egg and soya.
Ingredients from more than one county. Packed in the UK.
Storage: replace lid and store in a cool dry place.
Packaging material: PP tube and lid, paper label.
Xanthan gum is a food additive that helps make food products thicker. It's commonly found in bakery products, especially in gluten-free baked goods, where it helps to bind the ingredients together. Xanthan gum also is used as a stabilizer to make ice cream thicker and creamier, to enable salad dressings to blend and pour more easily, and to suspend fruit pulp in juices.
Other uses for xanthan gum include thickening toothpaste, binding extended-release tablets, and blending cosmetics. It's also helpful in non-food applications, such as in oil drilling (it's injected into mud to make the mud thicker and easier to work with), and in concrete work underwater (it helps prevent the concrete from washing away while it hardens).
Xanthan gum, which was approved for use in food in 1968, is considered to be a safe food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It even has some beneficial health effects, such as lowering blood sugar. However, some people report that xanthan gum—especially in larger quantities—causes them to suffer from excess gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
Possible Health Effects
The FDA considers xanthan gum to be safe in quantities up to 15 grams (about one-and-a-half tablespoons) per day, which is far, far more than you're likely to consume in a day. A typical recipe might call for 1/4 teaspoon for every cup of flour.
Potential Health Benefits
Xanthan gum has been shown in studies to:
Lower blood sugar:
One study looked at healthy people who fasted for 12 hours and then consumed a nutritional drink enhanced with xanthan gum. The researchers found that blood sugar levels 20 minutes after the drink's consumption were lower in people who consumed the drink with xanthan gum than blood sugar levels in a control group. Older research has indicated that xanthan gum may be useful in diabetes management.
Make you feel fuller:
Since xanthan gum is a form of soluble fiber, it can help make you feel fuller and more satiated after eating. This may help you if you're trying to lose weight or maintain weight loss.3
Combat tooth decay: Researchers have found that xanthan gum may help to protect against cavities and demineralization of teeth.
Substitute for saliva:
People who have Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune condition, have constant dry mouth. Xanthan gum is used in mouthwash and other products intended to combat this problem.
Xanthan gum, like many other forms of soluble fiber, is an effective laxative.