While I’m all for eating locally grown, organic, natural foods, this article and your arguments are horribly written. None of your quotes or facts backed you up in the slightest. In fact, I’m more inclined to think cellulose is good for me based on the quotes you pulled from nutritionists than I am to stop buying foods that may contain it. You could have made a case by investigating more into the process of how cellulose is extracted. But there was so little detail presented that I couldn’t tell whether the chemicals used for extraction were actually bad for me, whether there were traces of them left over in the final product, or whether it is all completely safe for me to consume. There also could have been a case if the waste from using those chemicals is harmful for the environment. But who knows? No one would, based on this article. All I can tell from this article is that both the government and nutritionists believe cellulose to be a safe additive that reduces the need for fat in foods while increasing the amount of fiber and creating a creamy mouth-feel. Also, it happens to come from a plant that we don’t normally eat, but is still just a plant: a tree.
Dense vs. Damp, R-Values, Netting
by Ted Cummings
A website, MinnesotaSustainable Housing, comments about Cellulose:
Wet spray and dense pack cellulose insulation is typically installed or applied in a range of densities from approximately lbs/ft3 to lbs/ft3. Installations below lbs/ft3 are typically wet spray, installed with a wet adhesive or water because cellulose at this density is liable to settle unless it is fixed with adhesive or applied when wet. Installations at or above lbs/ft3 are termed dense pack and can be blown dry into a closed stud cavity. Because of the high density, settling is not an issue. The R-value of wet spray and dense pack cellulose insulation depends slightly on its installed density and the exact type of cellulose used, but commonly ranges between and per inch (as measured by the standard ASTM C518 test). THE R-VALUE PER INCH DECREASES SLIGHTLY AS DENSITY IS INCREASED from to lbs/ft3.
Starch, glycogen and cellulose are all polymers of glucose but they differ from each other in the number of glucose units in a chain and in the amount of branching and the position of the glycosidic or ether link.
(a) amylopectin: 3000 - 6000 glucose units (branched, open structure)
(b) amylose: 60 - 300 glucose units (unbranched linear structure) more branched than amylopectin with an open structure Relatively unbranched linear polymer of ~3000 glucose units.
Chains linked by hydrogen bonds . Solubility in water insoluble in cold water
soluble in hot water
(forms a colloid) soluble in cold water
(forms a colloid) insoluble Found in plants animals plants Can you apply this?