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The Ultimate Guide for Using Xanthan Gum in Your Recipes

If you check the label on any store-bought ice cream, bread, or salad dressing, chances are that xanthan gum is listed as an ingredient. This flavorless, corn-based component helps stabilize foods to give them more substance.

It's great for use in baking and home cooking, as xanthan gum works well to thicken sauces and gravies. It gives gluten-free bread a chewier element and binds creamy liquids together.

Delicious and Magic Spherification Using Sodium Alginate

There are two techniques that use sodium alginate to make spheres whereby a flavored liquid is encapsuled by a delicate outer skin. The primary one is direct spherification.

The Importance of Gums, Emulsifiers, & Stabilizers

 As a foodie, chef, or cook, you probably already know just how important it is to get the right balance of ingredients in every creation. That is, of course, why recipes and measuring tools exist! But while every recipe contains a delicate ratio of this to that (give or take a pinch), there are a few key underdog ingredients that rarely get the praise or recognition they deserve.

About CapeCrystal

We are a specialty premium food ingredient supplier for cooks and chefs throughout the USA and Canada. We offer such ingredients as agar agar, carrageenans, sodium alginate, tara, locust bean and many other gums, fruit powders and related items. We offer free cookbooks with many delicious and tasty recipes using our ingredients that you can download from our website.

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Download FREE Cook Books

Cape Crystal Brands has created a number of interested cookbooks you will not find anywhere else to provide some creative and delicious recipes from main meals to delectable deserts. The recipes incorporate Cape Crystal Brands specialty ingredients for added gastronomical creativity. Just click on the links below to download. Let us know your favorite creation. Between the 5 available cookbooks there are 200 delicious recipes. You are bound to find a family favorite here.

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