As a food additive, hypromellose is an emulsifier, thickening and suspending agent, and an alternative to animal gelatin.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Bulking agent - A filler substance that increases food bulk without increasing available energy value significantly
  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Glazing agent - A substances that gives food a shiny appearance or provides a protective coating
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
European Union
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Philippines
Approved Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Austria
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Belgium
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Bulgaria
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Cyprus
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Czech Republic
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Denmark
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Estonia
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Finland
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
France
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Germany
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Greece
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Hungary
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Ireland
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Italy
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Latvia
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Lithuania
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Luxembourg
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Malta
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Netherlands
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Poland
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Portugal
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Romania
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Slovakia
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Slovenia
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Spain
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Sweden
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
United Kingdom
Approved Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
Australia
Approved Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
New Zealand
Approved Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose

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Halal - yes

E464 - Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - Cellulose and derivatives

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - yes

E464 - Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose: No known adverse effects .

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Hypromellose (INN)
Cellulose hydroxypropyl methyl ether
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Methylhydroxypropylcellulosum

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9004-65-3
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