Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose/sodium CMC
Short of: CMC
CAS No: 9004-32-4
EU additive E numbers: E466
Appearance: off-white powder
Function: Thickener, emulsifier, stabilizer, etc.
Application: food, pharmaceuticals
Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is widely used in drinks, acidic milk drinks, fruit juice, instant solid drinks, backery, ice cream, frozen pasta, flavoring. Sodium CMC has good use as thickening agent, stabilizing agent, emulsifying agent, suspension agent, dispersing.
1. In beverage
The sodium CMC can prevent protein sediment and fat come-up in yogurt beverage because of its stability of anti-acid, high temperature resistance, salt tolerance.
And the sodium CMC can make fruit pulp and fiber distributed evenly without sediment in the fruit juice, vegetable juice and solid drinks.
2. In ice cream
Keep cream mixture evenly and stabilized, improve the ice cream melting resistance and avoid of ice crystals, ensuring the ice cream is good mouth feeling and smooth.
3. In frozen pasta
The sodium CMC can improve the dough strength and water retention, making the frozen pasta surface smooth and without any cracking. And the shelf life can be extended.
4. In bakery
Because of its hydrophilicity and rehydration, the sodium CMC can improve the quality of bakery like bread and steamed buns, make it more puffed and soft. And extend its shelf life as well as enhance taste.
5. In jelly and jam
Because of its gelling agent effect, the sodium CMC can be used in jelly and jam
6. Food preservation
Combining with other hydrocolloids gum, the sodium CMC can be used as filming agent and applied to the surface of some foods to maximize the preservation of foods, and will not cause adverse effects on human health because it is edible material.
7. In noodles
The sodium CMC can improve the elasticity of noodles, preventing breakage during boiling.
Its good thickening and stabilizing use, the sodium CMC can make the flavoring product appearance, color, taste more stable and lasting.