Not a clean label ingredient

Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC)

Also known as: CMC, Carboxymethyl Cellulose

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is a thickener, binder and stabilizer in a variety of foods. Cellulose is the carbohydrate that makes up the woody parts and cell walls of plants.

CMC is a thickening agent made by reacting cellulose (wood pulp, cotton lint) with a derivative of acetic acid. It is not absorbed or digested and is sometimes included in the “dietary fiber” on food labels.

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