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Xanthan gum is a form of soluble dietary fibre that can be used as an thickening agent.
Xanthan Gum has a number of uses; it can be used to texture to food, help ingredients to blend more effectively and also add fibre to the diet.
Xanthan Gum is suitable for those looking to add fibre to food or to improve the blending qualities of food. A number of our customers purchase this along with products from the Health and Wellbeing range.
The dietary choices of all our customers are extremely important to us. Whilst this product is manufactured using ingredients and processing aids suitable for the vegan diet, please note that dairy powders are also used within the same production facility and cross contamination may occur at very small levels.
Please note that the labelling on this product is provided in English as a minimum. French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Finnish may also be present on a product by product basis.
To improve the viscocity of your protein-based shakes try adding 3/4 of a small scoop (2g) to protein powder in a Myprotein shaker with water or milk.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This product is intended to be used alongside an active lifestyle and a balanced diet. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
May also contain soy, milk and egg.
Unflavoured: Xanthan Gum (100%)
Serving Size - ¾ small scoop (2g)
Servings Per Container - 125 (250g)
|Per 100g||Per Serving||*RI|
|Energy||832 kJ/203 kcal||17 kJ/4 kcal||0%|
|Fat||0 g||0 g||0%|
|of which saturates||0.1 g||0 g||0%|
|Carbohydrates||78 g||1.6 g||1%|
|of which sugars||0 g||0 g||0%|
|Fibre||62 g||1 g|
|Protein||3.3 g||0 g||0%|
|Salt||1 g||0 g||0%|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
The nutritional information is based on the Unflavoured version, when choosing an alternative flavour the nutritional values may vary.
Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of Myprotein.
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I received a 250g bag for free in a order from MP. I already use a lot of other fiber supps so had no need for it, for that reason. However I had noticed it was on the ingredients list for the "protein dessert" MP sell. So decided to add a mini small scoops worth to 2 scoops of whey protein - shock it till it all thickened up and put it in the fridge for 30 mins.. voila - my own version of MP's protein dessert but in a Cookies and Cream flavour. Yum. So if you are looking to thicken up any protein drinks, sauces etc, a mini scoops worth will do the job.
"Xantham Gum is strange stuff, it's a very fine, tasteless powder that lives up to the usual high standards expected from MyProtein, however it's difficult to handle and I'm not sure how much use it is as a dietary supplement. The powder is so fine that it gets everywhere and the slightest contact with water produces a sticky slime. Adding 2g in 400ml of shake makes the whole thing too thick to drink. I found that around 5g gave a shake the thickness of Frij milkshakes but the texture was still slimey. Capping it was a bit of a struggle due to the fineness of the powder and because it's so light, it means having to neck a lot of capsules to get the desired amount. I found that mixing it with sugar free jelly produced the best results and I was able to consume about 3g of fibre per serving, so I consumed 3 servings over 2 days. This produced excellent results as far as my performance in the toilet is concerned, let's leave it at that. So, if you're having trouble getting enough fibre in your diet and your number twos are suffering as a result, Xantham gum will sort you out. It's not very palatable though and is a lot of messing about, other fibre sources are much less hassle."
I love this Xanthan Gum. I'm lactose intolerant, plus I don't eat any dairy as it causes acne. I've never been a big dairy person except for ice cream, I make my own out of coconut milk and adding this to the mixture makes it so thick and creamy, it's so easy to use, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who makes food from scratch.Goes Well With:Making dairy free ice cream using coconut milk and honey
"I agree about 'weird sliminess' but I don't care! Excellent for thickening watery unsatisfying protein shakes, or anything else for that matter. Add the Xanthan, shake it, then leave it to stand for a few minutes and shake again to ensure that the thickening effect is complete. Works in cold drinks and does not form clots or stick to the sides of the container. Totally user-friendly. The slimyness makes it easy to wash off/ wipe away if spilt."
"This stuff is great for use in the kitchen for thickening sauces. I use it in place of cornflour when on a keto diet. Just sprinkle some into your sauce and you'll have a nice, smooth, thick sauce in minutes and up your fibre intake into the bargain. Win Win situation. :) I've not tried it in shakes yet because the MP Impact Whey is fine without it."
Works fantastically well mixed into Whey protein shakes (add some ice to the blender to make it even nicer!)- turned almost into a liquid marshmallow consistency. Didn't work as well with Soya protein powder- the consistency turned a little gloopy.Goes Well With:Whey Protein powder, MyProtein flavour drops & ice (blend!)
Google Xanthun gum before you put this in your body. I was hospitalised after having Xanthun gum. Extreme danger in you have inflammatory bowel disease
Just added 3 gr (I should have used less though. 1 to 2gr would be enough) to a cup of greek yoghurt. Added some mango and put the cup in the fridge. After 15 min I stirred it (cause it was a bit granular) and added a couple of toffee flavidrops. I agree it's a bit of slime texture but that dessert was delicious. Next I'm gonna have it with whey protein or milk plus fruit in a shaker, or adding berries to greek yoghurt and puting it on the freezer. Would recommend!Goes Well With:greek yoghurt, fruit, flavidrops
This xanthan gum is great stuff to have in the home. When I use water in my Protein shakes I drop some gum in, makes it nice and thick. Also good for making sauces thick. But you do need a hand blender to mix it in.
"I ordered this product having heard of its ability to provide fibre easily for someone who is unable to consume wheat and gluten. The 1kg bag will last me for a long time, great price. It is really good for thickening my shakes as well which is brilliant too."
"Awesome for making my shakes thicker, needed to experiment with the dosage a bit, didn't get the same results as others (i needed to use more to get the desired result) but at this price who cares!? My only beef with it is that it can be a bit of a nightmare to mix - shaker doesn't desolve it properly - may invest in a blender..either that or make stirring my shakes with a fork part of my warm up...clockwise aaaaaaand anti-clockwise. Great product MP."
I like to use this product make sauces thicker. It's a good help if you have problems with the bathroom.
"Oh wow.. not only makes a teaspooon of this stuff my cacao-milk nice and thick and smooth, I just added a teaspoon to some cake-creme powder. I was supposed to add whipped cream, but a teaspoon of xanthan made the stuff go like a super thick gel in seconds, making the best cake-spread for a low-fat cake.. My mixer couldn't even mix it anymore."
"Really unpleasant stuff, really slimy and not great. I found a packet of this stuff I bought from MP ages ago so decided to start using it again as the seal on it had not been broken and it was within date. It really is a hastle to use and a lot worse than the other Fibre sources available. It would be so much better to stick it in caps as suggested, but I found it made my stomach bad and my motions so will probably not finish the pack. This is a weird source of protein and not one I will be continuing with."