Slide Show: The World of Cellulose Gums

Cellulose is a key ingredient in nature, and serves as the starting point for food gums that provide a wide range of functional attributes to improve foods and beverages from ice cream to fried foods. This Slide Show explores the types of cellulose gums available, their chemistry and functions.    

If you were to imagine the world without cellulose, you would have to imagine plants without a skeleton to support them, and fruits or veggies without a crunch. Cellulose—a water-insoluble, linear polysaccharide of glucose residues, connected by glycosidic linkages—is a key ingredient in nature, and serves as the starting point for food gums that provide a wide range of functional attributes to improve foods and beverages from ice cream to fried foods.

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