Lignocellulose and cellulose are used in pet food as dietary fibre - also referred to as crude fibre in animal feed. Both feed materials are neutral in taste. According to studies, the added dietary fibre in the food stimulates peristalsis, shortening the time it takes for the food to pass through the large intestine. Food rich in dietary fibre, therefore, prevents sluggish bowel movements and constipation. Both lignocellulose and cellulose bind water and give structure to the faeces, improving its consistency. Even animals with a tendency to soft, improperly formed stools can benefit from these dietary fibres. Do lignocellulose and cellulose, however, really have the same effects?
Ice cream is a sweet treat for young and old alike. Its consistency and viscosity are key attributes for both consumers and manufacturers. To be able to meet the texture requirements, manufacturers are repeatedly formulating new recipes. A current study now shows that JELUCEL® plant fibres are suitable for use as a texturiser in ice cream. Compared with the other fibres examined in the study, they impress with their sensory properties.
Palm oil has become discredited. Stricter environmental and health awareness among consumers is causing many food manufacturers to rethink their production processes. In a large number of foods, palm oil can easily be replaced by oils of other botanical origin. In products such as chocolate spreads, however, food technology has so far reached its limits. According to one study, rapeseed oil oleogelated with JELUCEL® cellulose fibres offers a promising alternative.
As part of her Design course at the Universität der Künste Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts), student Amelie Graf has developed a sustainable packaging. What is ingenious about it is that the packaging is edible and thus itself becomes food! JELUCEL® cellulose powder was used as a raw material in this. The design student has now been nominated for the German Sustainability Award Design (DNP Design) with her edible food packaging, called the Meal Bag.
Cellulose powder from JELU is a popular additive used in food technology. JELUCEL PF® is characterised by manifold technological properties and fulfils numerous functions.
JELU-WERK is a medium-sized business specializing in the manufacture of cellulose powder and cellulose. For our JELUCEL® cellulose, we use natural fibre extracts, and we refrain from using any chemical additives. As a German cellulose manufacturer with an international sales network, we supply companies all over the world.
The automotive industry requires biodiesel with a low phosphorus content. This is because the phospholipids contained in crude oil may impair the effectiveness of catalytic converter systems. They may lead to pollutants and residues in tanks, filters, pistons, fuel injectors and valves. With JELUCEL®, the German company JELU-WERK offers an eco-friendly and economic filter cellulose for effective removal of phospholipids. This enables biodiesel manufacturers to meet the high demands set by the automotive industry.
Before an edible oil lands on supermarket shelves, it runs through several process steps to achieve the desired quality. Undesirable components such as suspended solid particles, water and waxes are filtered out of the oil. This is done using filter aids in precoat filtration. With JELUCEL®, JELU-WERK offers a renewable filter aid that has ecological and economic advantages for edible oil filtration.