The Dude of Food Fact – Cellulose (wood chips)

    Wood Pulp is A Popular Food Additive


Think you won’t eat wood?  Think again.

Cellulose is added to many foods as a thickening agent, lending texture and boosting fiber content.

This reduces the need for expensive ingredients like flour and oil.

While cellulose comes from wood, it is the same structure as cellulose found in celery, serving as a

source of dietary fiber.


       The Dude of Food is not opposed, but I still think this kind of information should be more clearly marked on food labels.

In the case of the Mozzarella cheese above, the front of the label says organic. They are not lying, but I’d rather have flour and oil.