Strange Sound­ing In­gre­di­ents

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Car­rageenan: A nat­u­ral thick­ener made from sea­weed In­ulin: adds fiber and made from chicory root.

Mal­todex­trin: a sweet starch made from break­ing down corn starch.

Xan­than Gum: a thick­ener made by fer­ment­ing sugar with a mi­croor­gan­ism.

Xyl­i­tol - Be­gins as Xy­lan (a type of cel­lu­lose) ex­tracted from hardwoods or corn­cobs. Thought to be safe in hu­mans but is toxic to dogs and ferrets.

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