What Is Xanthan Gum E415?

Xanthan gum E415 food additive is a widely used polysaccharide and can be used in food as an emulsifier, stabilizer, gel thickener, sizing agent, and film forming agent. It is a white light or yellow light powder. Xanthan gum E415 can be made from a range of simple sugars like glucose, sucrose, or lactose through fermentation manufacturing process using the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris. It is mainly composed of D-glucose, D-mannose, D-glucuronic acid and acetyl. Xanthan gum is soluble in cold or hot water, but not soluble in organic solvent.

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Xanthan gum E415 is high in molecular weight (1-2 million). It hydrates quickly once dispersed and provides water binding resulting in very high viscosity solutions at low concentration. Its rheological behavior enables Xanthan gum to contribute to good sensory qualities, including mouth-feel and flavor release in food.

Due to its special macromolecular structure and colloidal properties, it has a variety of functions and can be used in food as an emulsifier, stabilizer, gel thickener, sizing agent, and film forming agent.

Other names for Xanthan gum: vegetable gum 415, e415 additive, thickening agent 415

Other information for Xanthan Gum

E number: E415

Chemical formula: (C35H49O29)n

Molecular weight: 933 * N

Cas number: 11138-66-2

Xanthan gum density: the density of Xanthan gum powder depends on the mesh size. Common mesh size in market is 80mesh and 200mesh, the density of 80mesh is big than 200mesh.

Xanthan gum structure

The primary structure of xanthan gum consists of repeating pentasaccharide units consisting of two D-glucopyranosyl units, two D-mannopyranosyl units and one D-glucopyranosyluronic.