Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum: Keto Friendly?

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Xanthan gum and guar gum are popular food additives, but are they keto-friendly? Here’s what you need to know.
 
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0:09 Xanthan gum 
1:32 Guar gum
1:48 Xanthan gum vs. guar gum

 Today we’re going to talk about xanthan gum and guar gum. Are they both keto-friendly, and which one is best? 

What is xanthan gum?
Xanthan gum is an additive used in a lot of different foods as a thickener and to provide texture. It’s used in a lot of bread recipes because it can replace gluten. 

Is xanthan gum keto-friendly? 
Xanthan gum usually made from corn, glucose, or soy. It’s technically keto-friendly. It has zero net carbs, and it won’t affect your blood sugars. But, if you were to consume this, you would want to make sure the product you’re buying is non-GMO. 

What is guar gum?
Guar gum comes from the guar bean. 

Is guar gum keto-friendly? 
Guar gum has zero net carbs, and it is keto-friendly. 

Xanthan gum vs. guar gum
Xanthan gum and guar gum are very similar. The big difference is the source. Guar gum is going to be non-GMO naturally. But, Xanthan gum could be GMO, so it’s important to make sure the product you buy is non-GMO.


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