How Microcrystalline cellulose is used in Food Industry

Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)

is a term for refined wood pulp. It has applications as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food production. The most common form is used in vitamin supplements or tablets.

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The composition of MCC has glucose units connected by a 1-4 beta glycosidic bond and considered to be naturally occurring polymer. These linear cellulose chains bundled together as microfibril spiralled together in the walls of the plant cell. Each microfibril exhibits a high degree of three-dimensional internal bonding resulting in a crystalline structure that is insoluble in water and resistant to reagents. There are, however, relatively weak segments of the microfibril with weaker internal bonding. These are called amorphous regions; some argue that they are more accurately called dislocations because of the single-phase structure of microfibrils. The crystalline region is isolated to produce microcrystalline cellulose.

Functions and Benefits in Bakery products:

  • Increases bake stability and maintain freshness
  • Prevent the separation of water and oil
  • In dry mixing, improve the flow property
  • Calorie reduction

Functions and Benefits in Cheese:

  • Caking is prevented & Processing is made easier
  • Fibre content is increased & Calories value is reduced
  • Improve creaminess

Functions and Benefits in Ice cream

  • Controlling the ice crystal growth
  • Reduces calories

Functions and Benefits in Chocolate Drinks

  • Increase high-temperature processing stability
  • Increase the robust holding capacity of the suspension
  • Adds creaminess & opacity

Functions and Benefits in Sauces

  • Increase the stability of the emulsion
  • Improve cling
  • Improve heat stability

Functions and Benefits in Salad Dressings

  • Increase the stability of the emulsion
  • Improve cling
  • Improve heat stability

Functions and Benefits in Juices

  • Suspending agent
  • Enhance the mouthfeel characteristics
  • Reduces calories

There are plenty of other applications Microcrystalline Cellulose has, check out how our experts can help you find a suitable solution for your need.

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