Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Good Read: Xanthan Gum Issues?

Here's a good read from the folks at about potential issues with Xanthan Gum which is a very common ingredient in Gluten Free foods. The author recommends Guar Gum instead.

A quote from the article...
Some people develop an allergy to xanthan, with gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Even consumption of a very minor amount can lead to days and days of recovery and many trips to the bathroom. Hmm. Sound like anything we've heard before? And that's the problem. Experiencing a xanthan reaction can make you question your gluten-free diet, make you think you were accidentally exposed to gluten, or mystify you completely.
Anybody had issues with Xanthan Gum?


The Gluten-free 'Dish' said...

Here is information I found that might be helpful.

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