Cellulose is a type of fiber that is responsible for the structural rigidity of cell walls in plants. As with all other forms of fiber, it can not be digested by humans, but can be digested by herbivores and ruminants (cattle, goats, sheep, etc.). Due to its importance in plant structure, this chemical is considered to be one of the most abundant organic compounds on earth.

Health considerations

Due to the abundance of cellulose in plant material, this is a common source of dietary fiber. See: Dietary fiber

Keep in mind

See: Dietary fiber

May be found in

All plants

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Alternative Spellings and Names

Microcrystalline cellulose, MCC

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