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Old 04-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #11
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At the risk of grossing everyone out, cellulose is a GOOD thing to ingest in smaller amounts. It helps to um...clean house.

Celery has those lovely little strings in it that serve the same purpose. My mom always called it "nature's broom". Sweeping everything out in its path.

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #12
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I feel a lot better now, knowing I may be eating cotton and not wood.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:52 AM   #13
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:00 PM   #14
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But it also states that "Cellulose is found in large amounts in nearly all plants..... And it is the main component of plant cell walls"

So why single out wood and say we are eating wood or trees? You can also say that we are eating grass, sun flowers, ivy, or any other of a number of plants because plants contain cellulose.

That is the point I am making.



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I respectfully disagree. Yes, it is. According to the info from your link:

"Cellulose is a major component of wood. Cellulose fibers in wood are bound in lignin, a complex polymer. Paper-making involves treating wood pulp with alkalis or bisulfites to disintegrate the lignin, and then pressing the pulp to matte the cellulose fibers together.
Cellulose is found in large amounts in nearly all plants, and is potentially a major food source. Unfortunately, human beings lack the enzymes necessary to cleave the linkages between the sugars in cellulose. In fact, crystallite cellulose is added to some foods to reduce the caloric value."

Termites are one of a small handful of creatures able to metabolize cellulose because they have a symbiotic relationship with specific protozoa which other creatures can't support in their digestive tract.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:31 PM   #15
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But it also states that "Cellulose is found in large amounts in nearly all plants..... And it is the main component of plant cell walls"

So why single out wood and say we are eating wood or trees? You can also say that we are eating grass, sun flowers, ivy, or any other of a number of plants because plants contain cellulose.

That is the point I am making.


Have it your way. I don't care to have any of that crap in my food. Since we don't know the source of the cellulose in our foods, I guess it's OK to speculate.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:44 PM   #16
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ooh, this conversation is getting quite thorny...

let's not bark at each other.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:51 PM   #17
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But it also states that "Cellulose is found in large amounts in nearly all plants..... And it is the main component of plant cell walls"

So why single out wood and say we are eating wood or trees? You can also say that we are eating grass, sun flowers, ivy, or any other of a number of plants because plants contain cellulose.

That is the point I am making.


Understood and point taken. You don't want to know. The news article shared information on wood cellulose being used in the mainstream fast foods.

I'm different Dave, I like to know if I'm eating oatmeal cellulose or wood cellulose.
Just like the difference between HFCS or beet sugars.
Protien from beef/chicken/pork/fish or insect parts.
Fat from olive oil or indigestible fat.
Artificial sugars or granulated beet sugar or honey.
Real honey or substitutes for honey.
Gluten flours or non gluten flours.
It's a matter of being informed. None of these ingredients are all together bad depending on what you are making, who is eating it and knowing the difference.

It's important to me to stay close to the original food source. Knowing what I'm eating and feeding others IS important to me. It's my choice.
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ooh, this conversation is getting quite thorny...

let's not bark at each other.
Oh.........it's sapping my energy. It's all SHADES of gray.
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ooh, this conversation is getting quite thorny...

let's not bark at each other.
BT, don't go rooting around trying to branch this thread off into an argument, you're barking up the wrong tree. We're ll just sharing opinions and none of us wood hurt a fly.
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BT, don't go rooting around trying to branch this thread off into an argument, you're barking up the wrong tree. We're ll just sharing opinions and none of us wood hurt a fly.
It's knot worth arguing about.
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