Cellulose gum, also known as CMC or carboxy-methylcellulose, is a food ingredient derived from cellulose, the most abundant organic compound on earth. Cellulose is found in the cell walls of all plants and is typically the biggest source of insoluble fiber in fruits and vegetables. Cellulose gum is often used in foods and beverages to tailor sensorial nuance, retain moisture, and stabilize recipes.
In addition to cellulose gum, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences is a global leader in other cellulose derivatives, including methylcellulose and hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose. These products have helped enable some of the most popular food trends with flexitarian, plant-based and gluten-free recipes.