Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Allergic to Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum, What to Do?

     Another tidbit I read about the other day, was what if you are allergic to both guar gum and xanthan gum?   There were three suggestions.  First,  you can add one to two teaspoons of powdered gelatin for every cup of flour used.  Second, you can use agar flakes or carrageenan using one to two teaspoons for every cup of flour used.  They also suggested trying one to two tablespoons of potato flour (not starch) or coconut flour.
     I can't speak to the agar flakes, potato flour, or coconut flour, but I have tried the gelatin.  It worked for  me when I have cooked flatbread and french bread.  The gelatin does give the bread elasticity.

Photo by Teodoro Gruhl


  1. You can get solution of your query here. Visit guar gum catalogs for detailed information on various kind of guar gum.

  2. I've been using psyllium husks as the gums rip my insides to shreds. Just substitute the same amount of psyllium as the recipes requires for xantham gum. Works great, and gives great stretch and adds that needed bit of fiber....