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Where to Buy Xanthan Gum - and please help me better place this post

memling Jan 6, 2005 02:52 PM

Hi, I want to bake a wheat-free, gluten-free treat for an allergic friend and every recipe I can find calls for xanthan gum. Can anyone tell me where in Manhattan I can buy this ingredient?
Also, I seem to recall that there is a better section of Chowhound for these kinds of non-restaurant questions, but I couldn't seem to find it this time. Please advise if necessary.
Thanks in advance!

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    Tim RE: memling Jan 6, 2005 03:31 PM

    You can get Xanthum gum at most (every?) health food/organic store (you know, those neighborhood health stores packed from floor to ceiling with health food products and nutritional supplements) in the city and perhaps even at Whole Foods.

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      carfreeinla RE: memling Jan 6, 2005 06:02 PM

      You also might want to try some of the mixes that are ready made. Getting a tasty combo of GF flours is a lot of work for just one cake! I you didn't want to deal with the Xanthan Gum/flour issue, you could try a nut torte. Please also be aware that your pans may contain gluten if you keep them seasoned, so you might want to use foil ones... I am very sensitive to gluten so I have been through this!

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        aelffriend RE: memling Mar 18, 2007 07:42 PM

        I have a slightly different query, I need to know how to use xanthan gum in recipes when converting ordinary bread, scone, pastry, etc. recipes to gluten free.

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