When talking about using cheese at home, individuals frequently prefer pre-shredded or else cut over a block. Nevertheless, did you have an idea that the pre-shredded cheese might expose you to several health concerns? Moreover, these are hazardous for the guts as well. Although both of these (block & shredded) cheese are the same, however, there is a component that makes a huge difference between 2 cellulose.

Cellulose is a dietetic fiber which is mostly found in the cell walls of green plant & various types of algae as well as oomycetes. With commercial & industrial viewpoint, it is generally found from wood pulp as well as cotton.

As per certain reports, pre-shredded cheese is high in cellulose, for which the manufacturers are responsible. In pre-shredded cheese, providers frequently substitute cheese with the additional cellulose.

In addition, one of the media reports states that the president of Castle Cheese has been sentenced for 3-years’ trial.  As well as almost $5,000 fine. This is for contaminating cheese with cellulose, which they label as 100 % pure cheese.

From the perspective of the marketplace, the addition of cellulose drops the cost of production of shredded cheese than the pure ones. However, contamination is been not mostly done in blocks as it impacts the arrangement & texture of the end product.

As per the Centre for Science in Public Interest, surplus intake of cellulose that is more than 4 grams might result in bloating, gas and diarrhea. Moreover, in even severe situations it can block the intestines.

Now, looking at the trend of adding excess cellulose in shredded cheese, it is recommended to shred cheese at home. Thus, there will be very little chance of consuming cellulose.