Widely used as a thickening and stabalizing agent in a wide variety of foods. Like dairy products and salad dressings. Also used to ad volume and viscosity to glutten free baked goods and breads. Today it is commonly used in: cosmetics, toothpaste and medicine. Also great in baked goods, pastry fillings, ice cream, sherbets, jams, jellies, yogurt, pudding and sauces. The science community generally think it is safe to concume up to 15 grams per day. However people with digetive issues may want to think twice because Xanthan Gum has been found to be a highly effective laxative.