e466 Food Additive—Specific Application of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose in Food Industry
sodium carboxymethylcellulose has thickening, emulsifying, shaping, puffing and fresh keeping properties and can be used in place of food gum like gelatin, agar and sodium alginate. The addition of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose in food can reduce the food production cost, increase the food grade, improve the food taste, and extend the shelf life, so it is an ideal food additive in the food industry and can be widely used in the production of various kinds of solid and liquid beverages, canned food, candy, cakes, instant noodles, ready-to-serve food, soymilk and fruit juice.
1. Application of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose in Soymilk
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose food additive can be used in soymilk to produce suspending, emulsifying and stabilizing effects. It can organically mix with the sizing mixture together to prevent fat floating or protein subsiding. In addition, it can also play an active role in whitening in color of soymilk, sweetening in taste, and removing soybean odor.
2. Application of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose in Instant Paste Food
In paste food such as instant peanut paste, sesame paste and almond paste, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is used as the thickening agent to provide the instant paste food with the characteristics of dissolving even in cool water and being smooth, fine and fragrant, as well as of improving the taste of artificial sweetener. As far as the stability is concerned, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose has advantages over starch paste.
3. Application of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose in the Production of Condiment
Specially modified Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose (cellulose food additive) has favorable resistance to both salts and acids, thickening and stabilizing properties. It can be used in the condiment like peanut butter, chili sauce, jam and oyster sauce to improve the quality and tissue of these products, make the state of products become thicker and more stable, and improve the color, aroma as well as taste of products.