Xanthan Gum – Produced from the fermentation of corn sugar. It is most commonly used as a stabilizer, emulsifier and thickener. Xanthan Gum is made from a tiny microorganism call Xanthomonas Carmpestris and is a natural carbohydrate. It is also a substitute for gluten and to give volume to breads and other gluten-free baked goods. Xanthan gum can be added to liquids such as salad dressings, gravies, sauces, sour cream, yogurt and even ice cream to give them a creamy smooth texture. It also has the unique ability to hold particles of food together, making it a good stabilizer.
Xoconostle – [Spanish] acidy, green prickly pear.
XXX; XXXX – Label symbols used for confectioners’ (powdered) sugar.