E464 — пищевая добавка, стабилизатор, загуститель, эмульгатор: гидроксипропилметилцеллюлоза, Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose (Е464)

Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose is prepared from cellulose, the main polysaccharide and constituent of wood and all plant structures. Commercially prepared from wood and chemically modified. Many different uses, mainly as thickening agent, but also as filler, dietary fibre, anti clumping agent and emulsifier. Similar as cellulose, but better soluble in water. Found in many different products. Acceptable Daily Intake: None determined. Hydroxy propy lmethyl cellulose is quite soluble, and can be fermented in the large intestine. Large concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.

Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose is a semi-synthetic visco-elastic polymer polysaccharide with its primary component being the cell walls of green plants and algae. Commercially it can be prepared from wood and chemically modified. It produces a solid off-white powder, and when dissolved in water forms colloids which are then used as emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilisers, and as bulking agents in many food products.



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