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1525: Hydroxy ethyl cellulose

Hydroxy ethyl cellulose is commercially produced from ethanol and cellulose.

Function & characteristics:
Thickening agent.

Many products.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 25 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
None known when used in foods. In high concentrations it acts as a laxative.

Dietary restrictions:
1525 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.


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