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Bob's Red Mill Xanthan Gum Review

Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum Review

This Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum Review will tell you all you need to know about this product.

Xanthan Gum

This review differs from the traditional because Xanthan Gum is not something I recommend you eat plain – it’s simply used to thicken mixtures. I often use this product in my recipes, especially in my protein ice cream. I cannot count the number of times I get a message asking if this product is necessary within the recipe. The answer is always a resounding “YES!” because it’s such a game changer anytime I do list it in a recipe.

The next question is typical “Well, where can I buy that?” This review is simply to show you the right place to buy this product that makes protein ice cream super thick & fluffy.

And, if you’re at all interested in what this stuff really is, I’ve provided a little excerpt from Bob’s Red Mill explaining it.

Xanthan Gum is a plant-based thickening and stabilizing agent. It is named for the bacteria, Xanthomonas campestris, which plays a crucial role in this description. Technically speaking, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide, which is just a fancy way to say “a string of multiple sugars.” To create xanthan gum, the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium is allowed to ferment on a sugar. The result is a gel that is then dried and milled to create the powder substance.

Xanthan gum has a number of powerful properties. First, it works as an emulsifier, encouraging liquids that normally don’t like one another to mix together. Second, it works as thickener, increasing the viscosity of liquids and batters. Third, it can create a creamy texture.

Macros: Serving size 1 tbsp. 0g fat, 7g carbs, 0g protein.

Quality: Gluten-free. Vegan. Kosher.

Price per bag: $10.19

Price per serving: $0.41

Buy it exactly where I do! Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum

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Walden Farms Calorie Free Maple Syrup Review

Walden Farms Calorie Free Maple Syrup Review

This Walden Farms Calorie Free Maple Syrup Review will tell you all you need to know about this product.

Walden Farms Maple Syrup  reviewThis company makes great products. I’ve tried nearly every flavor they have, and each one varies in how great they are… However, the maple syrup flavor is king. Oh yeah and the best part? CALORIE FREE. FREE MACROS FOR ALL.

Taste: 8/10. Tastes just like it sounds. Sweet, maple flavor that goes perfectly with pancakes. I use this all the time on prep when I need to save the macros for other carbs. If you’re not used to sugar-free flavored foods, then you may notice a bit of a difference in taste compared to traditional maple syrup. It’s not as sticky sweet as you’d be used to. But, for no calories, this is absolutely worth trying!

Flavor Accuracy: 8/10. There is a hint of an artificial flavor to this. Like I mentioned above, if you’re not used to the taste of sweeteners, then you may be pick up on that. Just keepin’ it real. As for this girl – I can’t tell the difference! I actually prefer this over regular syrup now.

Texture: 7/10. Not as runny and thin as most maple syrups but it gets the job done.

Macros: 0g fat, 0g carbs, 0g protein.

Quality: Made with triple filtered purified water, maple flavor, natural flavors, sea salt, cellulose gum, sucralose, lactic acid, sodium benzoate (to preserve freshness).

Price per bottle: $3.99

Price per serving: $0.67

Buy it exactly where I do! Walden Farms Maple Syrup

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