CMC (carboxymethyl cellulose) is an anionic water soluble polymer gained from cellulose. As opposed to cellulose, it’s made water soluble by introducing Carboxymethyl groups beside the cellulose chain which makes the hydration of the molecule workable.

CMC has excellent water retaining capacity and can act as a viscosity modifier, emulsion stabilizer, suspending agent and film former in various food and non-food products.

Physical characteristic:
From White to light yellow powder or granule, nearly no odor, no flavor and transparent