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Is hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose vegan?

Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose?

Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) is a versatile food ingredient commonly used as a thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer. It's derived from plant cellulose and can be easily dissolved in water to form a clear, viscous solution. HPMC is often added to processed foods like baked goods, dairy products, and sauces to improve their texture and shelf life. It's also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a coating agent for tablets and capsules. HPMC is considered safe and non-toxic, making it a popular choice for food manufacturers looking to enhance the quality of their products.

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