Xanthan Gum

This sugar like compound is made by mixing aged (fermented) sugars with bacteria found in cabbage. It is used extensively to thicken liquids, make light foams, strengthen vinaigrette’s, and is a great ingredient to use to turn thin liquids into rich sauces. Xanthan has a very neutral flavour, so it mixes well with foods without masking their flavour.

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Xanthan gum is an effective thickening agent and stabilizer to prevent ingredients from separating.

Xylitol Sugar Alternative

Xylitol Sugar Alternative is a naturally occurring alcohol found in most plant material including fruit and vegetables. Xylitol is widely used as a sugar substitute commonly found in sugar free chewing gums, mints, and other sweets.

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Use xylitol as a replacement for sugar but check the packet instructions so you know the conversions.

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