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Xanthan Gum: A Multifaceted Polysaccharide 


Jill Frank

From bakery to beverages and sauces to ice creams, xanthan gum helps control thickening across a broad assortment of food products. How is this widely-used ingredient created, what are its key properties and how can it be used in your formulations? Read this ingredient deep dive from Jill Frank for the 411 on xanthan gum.



Jill Frank has been a food industry expert for Prospector since January of 2013. Jill serves as a consultant to all departments and monitors food industry trends and regulatory changes around the world. Prior to joining Prospector, Jill held positions with DuPont Nutrition & Health and Gerber Products Company, among others. Jill holds a B.S. in Bakery Science and Management from Kansas State University, and she is a Certified Food Scientist.