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.