Uses: Ethyl Methyl Cellulose is found in sterilised, pasteurised and UHT cream, low-calorie cream and pasteurised low-fat cream, bakery products and in reduced fat products. Also used as a tobacco additive.
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. Ethyl Methyl cellulose is quite soluble, and can be fermented in the large intestine.
Large concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
Known to cause cancer when ingested by test animals.
Description: Ethyl Methyl Cellulose is prepared from cellulose, the main polysaccharide and constituent of wood and all plant structures.
Commercially prepared from wood and chemically methylated and ethylated, using dimethyl sulphate and ethyl chloride which are byproducts of petroleum refining. Petroleum products have an adverse affect on human bodies.