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A.J.PT
11-14-2007, 05:57 PM
whats the difference?

Emma-Leigh
11-16-2007, 02:29 AM
Xanthum gum = polysaccharide formed from the fermentation of glucose/sucrose from corn sugar.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthan_gum

gaur gum = a polysaccharide derived from the ground hull of gaur beans.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guar_gum

jaymed
11-16-2007, 06:21 AM
I don't want to hijack this thread...just a quick question. Can anyone tell me a few places where I can pick up xantham gum or gaur gum?? Thanks.

pecan
11-19-2007, 12:53 PM
health food stores generally have it. i've also found it at publix.

girl81
11-19-2007, 10:33 PM
I have heard in can cause intestinal distress. Anyone experience this?