Cellulose powder – food additive from natural raw materials

The cellulose powder under the brand name JELUCEL® PF has a dietary fibre content of 99% and is made from renewable plants. Our raw materials are provided by nature.

Our cellulose powder can be used in numerous fields of application because of its product properties. Application examples are:

  • Texturiser
  • Texture stabiliser
  • Humectant
  • Anti-caking and anti-sticking agent
  • Carrier substance for other additives
  • Dietary fibre

JELUCEL® PF cellulose powder has product properties that make it an ideal substance for use in food manufacturing. JELUCEL® PF is:

  • Chemically inert
  • Tasteless
  • Neutral in colour
  • Available as powder or fibre
  • Made from vegetable raw materials

Cellulose powder in different grades

JELUCEL® PF cellulose is available in different grain sizes. It is delivered in different containers and sizes of trading units, depending on the customers’ needs.

A quick overview of possible applications can be found in the box on the right screen section. For further information, see the application pages in the Food section.

JELUCEL® PF product overview

For detailed information on grinding fineness and properties, please see the following subpages:

Approval and labelling
Within the European Union, cellulose powder is approved for most foods with no quantity limitations. On food labels, cellulose has to be designated by its function-dependent class name (e.g. stabiliser, bulking agent or anti-sticking agent) and the chemical name (cellulose) or E-number (E 460ii).

The highly purified food cellulose fiber JELUCEL PF is classified as General Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is listed in the FDA regulation under 21 CFR 170.3.

Furthermore JELUCEL PF meets the FDA’s May 2016 revised definition of a dietary fibre claim with health-promoting properties. This includes, among other things, isolated cellulose such as powdered cellulose.

Please consider the specific regulations for food approval and food labelling in your country.

For detailed information on your specific application, please contact our application engineers. Phone: +49 (0)7967 – 9091 – 0.

JELUCEL® PF Product Types

Possible applications

Cereal products

  • Breads
  • Cereals
  • Crackers
  • Waffles

Meat and meat products

  • Meat
  • Meat products

Pasta and noodles

  • Pasta
  • Noodles

Dairy products

  • Cheese
  • Dressing
  • Yogurt

Frozen food

  • Convenience food
  • Dough
  • Meat products


  • Chocolate bars
  • Marshmallows
  • Jelly sweets

Instant products

  • Flavours
  • Beverages
  • Soups
  • Spices