Shredded cheese contains an additive made from powdered wood pulp called cellulose. Cellulose is similar to sawdust in that they are both made from wood, but cellulose is created in a laboratory by chemically separating ... More »

Viscose is a fabric made from cellulose or wood pulp. Also called rayon in the United States, viscose is made using a process involving caustic soda and a spinneret. More »

Kleenex tissues are made by mixing wood pulp with water, straining out the cellulose fibers and removing the water to form fiber sheets. These sheets are dried and pressed on a cylinder, then removed from the cylinder an... More »

Silicon dioxide or silica is a food additive used for water absorption. It also has use as an anti-caking agent in powdered foods to ensure proper flow with manufacturing equipment. Silicon dioxide also has use as a fini... More » Food Food Facts

Foods that contain lactic acid include meat, pickled foods and dairy products, and it is used as an additive in drinks, candies and some baked goods. Lactic acid tends to enhance savory flavors or imparts a mild, acidic ... More »

Sorbitol is a reduced-calorie sweetener that's found in many different foods both naturally and as an additive, including dates, cherries, plums and many low-calorie foods. Sorbitol is sometimes listed on food labels as ... More »

Mother of vinegar is a cellulose that occurs naturally in vinegar as a result of bacteria. It is a harmless carbohydrate that can be filtered out of vinegar. More » Food Food Facts