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Is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose vegan?

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose?

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) is a synthetic ingredient commonly used in the food industry as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier. HPMC is derived from cellulose and is made by chemically modifying natural cellulose fibers. HPMC is a white, odorless, and tasteless powder that can absorb water and form a gel-like substance. It is commonly used in foods such as baked goods, dairy products, and sauces to improve texture and mouthfeel. HPMC is also used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and other industries for its thickening and binding properties.

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