Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners
and Gelling Agents.
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is prepared from cellulose,
the main polysaccharide and constituent of wood and all plant
structures. Commercially prepared from wood and chemically modified.
A synthetic cellulose gum used as a binding and thickening
Also found in tobacco and detergents.
National Cancer Institute of America states it "should
be forbidden as a food additive".