Xanthan gum is an emulsifier that is produced by the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris. We use it to keep our tortillas intact and behaving like a tortilla should. The bacteria is fed a sugar derived from corn, soy, wheat, and/or beets. This sugar comes from the starch of the plant and contains no protein, which means if you have a corn, soy or wheat allergy, you can likely enjoy xanthan gum. Currently, the bacterium that grows the xanthan gum used in our tortillas is fed wheat or corn glucose. However, there is no gluten in the xanthan gum that we use; all of our products have been certified gluten-free and are Non-GMO verified.
For those who prefer not to eat xanthan gum, our Cassava & Chia tortillas are xanthan gum-free.