Soybean hemicellulose is a compound present alongside cellulose in the cell walls of the soybean plant. This compound aids in keeping cell walls rigid, and is a form of fiber. Soybean hemicellulose is used as an anticaking agent, emulsifier, stabilizer and thickener in the food industry. See: Cellulose.

Health considerations

Studies have found no significant side-effects of consuming soybean hemicellulose at levels present in food. Soybean hemicellulose may trigger soy allergies.

May be found in

Enteral nutrition formula, low-calorie breads and baked goods including muffins, cookies and crackers



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