Dr Oz: Xanthan Gum Explained
Dr Oz claimed he was about to reveal a secret, unknown ingredient that’s found in some of your favorite foods. So what in the world was he talking about? YouTube star Nick Uhas joined Dr Oz along with a busy mom and wife, to reveal that secret ingredient. It turns out you’ll find xanthan gum on the label of all sorts of foods. Xanthan gum was first engineered in 1965 by researchers who were attempting to make a new food-thickening agent like cornstarch. The bacteria xanthomonas campestris (known for turning broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage into “piles of black goop”) and mix it with corn. That mixture is dried out, crushed up, and made into a flavorless powder.