Substitute corn starch for xanthan gum?

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Xanthan gum is a thickening agent for dishes. It is similar to cornstarch. It is derived by processing corn sugar a derivative of corn syrup with the help of a bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris. They eat up the sugar and the digestion process converts individual sugars a substance resembling corn starch. Therefore corn starch can comfortably replace xanthan gum in recipes.

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