Uses: Ethyl Cellulose has 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.
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.
Description: Ethyl Cellulose is prepared from cellulose, the main polysaccharide and constituent of wood and all plant structures.
Commercially prepared from wood and chemically ethylated, which is a byproduct of petroleum refining. Petroleum products have an adverse affect on human bodies.