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(Xanthan Gum) Xanthan gum is a long chain polysaccharide composed of the sugars glucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid. It is made by the aerobic fermentation process of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, which causes black rot on cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli. It is an excellent thickening agent for salad dressings and other recipes, particularly where heating is not necessary. Xanthan gum is not usually sold in markets, but some health food stores and drug stores carry it, as do some coops.
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The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!