Carboxymethyl cellulose gum, commonly known as CMC gum, is a versatile food ingredient derived from cellulose, a natural polymer found in plant cell walls. CMC gum is widely used in the food industry due to its unique properties.

Contact Us

In the food industry, CMC gum (carboxymethyl cellulose gum) is used as a food additive with various functions and applications. It is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent, emulsifier, suspension agent, film-forming agent, texture modifier, and gluten substitute. It is often found in breads, cakes, pastries, dairy and frozen desserts, sauces, dressings, condiments, and beverages.

CMC gum is formulated from cellulose, a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in plant cell walls. Cellulose is commonly sourced from plant materials such as wood pulp, cotton fibers, or other plant fibers. The carboxymethylation process involves treating cellulose with sodium hydroxide and chloroacetic acid to achieve the desired modification.

Appearance: White or yellow powder, generally odorless.

Particle size: Variable for necessary application – generally a very fine powder.

Solubility: Soluble in both hot and cold water.

Viscosity: High viscosity.

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading CMC Gum supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of food and beverage ingredients distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network, we can supply your business in an efficient manner at a low cost. Our passion for delivering innovative solutions and developing unique partnerships allows us to ensure that we meet customers’ unique needs and help them solve complex problems.