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Is karboxymethylcelulosa vegan?

Karboxymethylcelulosa is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is karboxymethylcelulosa?

Karboxymethylcelulosa, also known as carboxymethylcellulose or CMC, is a versatile food ingredient commonly used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier in a wide range of processed foods. It is derived from cellulose, the main structural component of plants, through a chemical process that adds carboxymethyl groups to its polymer chains. CMC has the ability to absorb and retain large amounts of water, forming a gel-like texture that improves the texture, mouthfeel and shelf life of food products. It is commonly found in baked goods, dairy products, sauces, dressings, and beverages.

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