Does Xanthan Gum Go Bad?
Posted 02 August 2007 - 02:36 PM
A quick google search provided no answers . Thanks.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 09:22 AM
All I can find is information about xanthan gum extending the shelf life of things, so I'm guessing it lasts for a while?
Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:57 AM
I've had a bag of it in the pantry for...I don't even know months...maybe years? Is it supposed to be kept in the fridge? Should I toss it and buy a new bag...or is its shelf life pretty indefinite
Not sure what you mean by 'icky goppy', but if it's not a free running powder (dump it)
Normally it lasts for years if kept in an air-tight container, out of sunlight.
xanthan is a stabiliser/binder which gives bread and cakes back elasticity which is not
present in naturally gluten-free flours because of the lack of gluten.
Diagnosed in Nov 2005 after Biopsy and Blood Tests
Cannot tolerate Codex Wheat Starch.
Self Taught Baker.
Bake everything from scratch using naturally gluten-free ingredients.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:13 PM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:50 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:22 PM
I had my last bag of xan. gum in my pantry in an air-tight container. It lasted a couple of years. Then, it started to stink. Because it had never stunk before, I assumed it had gone bad. I pitched it out.
As far as "goopy" goes, I'm not sure what to tell you. If it's not mixing well, it may ruin whatever you are trying to cook/bake.
As a side note, never spill xan. gum in your sink and then run water on it to "wash it away." I ended up with a huge mess! It turned all gummy and rubbery (I almost never got my sink completely clean). It really lived up to its name xan. "gum."
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 08:22 AM
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