Characteristics: Hydroxy propyl cellulose belongs to the group of stabilizers that are used to preserve and stabilize the viscosity and consistency of food products. In some pages
Hydroxy propyl cellulose belongs to the group of stabilizers that are used to preserve and stabilize the viscosity and consistency of food products. In some countries it is prohibited for use. The additive can be used as an emulsifier, thickener and stabilizer. It is a powder or hygroscopic granules and is obtained from plant fibers which, after swelling in an alkaline medium, react with propylene oxide.
The additive is used as an active substance in the production of ice cream, in improvers for bread production and for various coatings. It is also used in cosmetics to make various means.
E 463 is thought to cause cancer and raise cholesterol levels. The use of the substance is restricted in the food industry because it can lead to intestinal disorders. Products containing the supplement are contraindicated for people suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Hydroxy propylene cellulose is not an allergen and does not cause skin inflammation. It is not allowed to be added to baby food. Not absorbed or degraded, intake of more than 5 mg may have a laxative effect. There is no set maximum daily dose for the supplement.
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