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 Post subject: Beware of "Gums" in food
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:50 am 
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Phil Lempert, food industry analyst, trend-watcher and creator of the Web site supermarketguru.com, said xanthan gum was developed in the United States in the 1960s from the slimy result of the fermentation that takes place when a type of bacteria -- which causes black rot on vegetables -- is mixed with corn sugar.

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/03/ ... 299607314/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:01 pm 
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Susan, thanks so much for posting this. I have had numerous food processors tell me that there is no corn in xanthan gum and that I could not be having a corn allergy reaction to it. Again, I'm sure that it is because it is highly "processed". I'm so gad that someone like Phil Lempert acknowledges that corn allergy does exist and that xanthan gum is "corny"!


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