E462 — пищевая добавка, загуститель, эмульгатор: этилцеллюлоза, Ethyl cellulose (Е462)

Ethyl cellulose is prepared from cellulose, the main polysaccharide and constituent of wood and all plant structures. Commercially prepared from wood and chemically ethylated. Many different uses, mainly as thickening agent, but also as filler, dietary fibre, anti clumping agent and emulsifier. Few products, and no longer permitted as emulsifier in the EU. Acceptable Daily Intake: None determined. Side effects: Ethyl cellulose is practically non soluble, but can be fermented in the large intestine. Large concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.

Ethyl cellulose is a semi-synthetic polysaccharide with its primary component being the cell walls of green plants and algae. Commercially it can be prepared from wood that is chemically ethylated. It produces a hydrophilic powder that is dissolved to form a clear viscous gel, which is used as a thickener, filler, anti-clumping agent, and emulsifier in many foods.



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