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"Despite its rather alien-sounding name, xanthan gum is as natural as any other fermented corn sugar"
"One lesser-known use of xanthan gum is in the oil industry. As a natural thickener, it can be added to drilling fluid or drilling mud to improve its function."
The Joint FAO/WHO expert committee on food additives states that, "based on the information available, it is inadvisable to use carrageenan or processed eucheuma seaweed in infant formulas". There is evidence from studies performed on rats, guinea pigs, and monkeys that indicates that degraded carrageenan (poligeenan) may cause ulcerations in the gastro-intestinal tract and gastro-intestinal cancer.
Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
reply to post by Chadwickus
ouch, i wonder if i cant find soymilk without that stuff in it.
i drink lalala tons of soymilk.
Originally posted by Myendica
The only hazard listed in he book on xanthates says that it can catch fire, or explode. The dust can b very fine and mix with the air ad if theres a spark can burst into flames. With all tthis said, I dont think xanthan gum is bad, but I wouldntt eat something with it as an ingredient. Though a hand lotion or somthing, maybe.