What is Methylcellulose?

Methylcellulose is used as a food additive, particularly as a thickener and emulsifier.

It is sometimes used in gluten-free baking applications to improve the structure and texture of baked goods.

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Information About Methylcellulose

Methylcellulose is most commonly used as an emulsifier and thickener. It is a valuable ingredient known for its ability to inhibit the formation of ice crystals in perishable foods that require frequent refrigeration. This property helps to maintain the freshness of food for a longer period of time. Methylcellulose is used in culinary gels and foams, vegan and vegetarian products, baking products, and gluten free products.

Methylcellulose is synthesized in a laboratory setting through a process involving the heating of cellulose, a polymer composed of different glucose molecules, with a caustic solution such as sodium hydroxide. Subsequently, it is treated with methyl chloride to obtain methylcellulose.

Appearance: Tough material, tasteless, odorless.

Particle size: Variable

Solubility: Soluble in water.

Viscosity: Increases viscosity.

About AIFI - A Methylcellulose Supplier & Distributor

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading methylcellulose supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of gums and hydrocolloids distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network and our reliable just-in-time deliveries, we can supply your business with high quality gums and hydrocolloids at competitive prices.