A cellulose sponge is made of, well, cellulose. Cellulose is the main component of plant cell walls, so many plant derived products are cellulose based. Wood is about 50% cellulose, paper and cardboard are almost entirely cellulose, and most plant fibers are mostly cellulose- cotton is about 90% cellulose. the wikipedia article is decent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulose
Cellulose cannot be digested by humans. Cellulose cellulose humans cannot digest cellulose cellulose Cellulose Cellulose (aka Fiber) can not be digested by humans because, we don't have the bacteria needed to break down cellulose. Sucrose, Maltose, and Fructose are all disaccharides (carbohydrates/sugars) and are all able to be broken down to glucose in the body.
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, we usually call it's abbreviation CMC. Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose has many synonyms as follows: Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Carboxy Methyl Cellulose, Sodium salt of Caboxy Methyl Cellulose, Sodium CMC, Na-CMC,Cellulose Sodium, Carboxymethyl. Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is a kind of cellulose which has the widest application range and the biggest consumption in the modern world.
Well some animals can digest cellulose, such as cows.. However human cant digest cellulose because we dont have the enzyme to breakdown cellulose. Cows have bacteria that makes the enzyme to breakdown cellulose in their digestive system, thats why they can digest Cellulose, but we dont have the bacteria and that kind of enzyme.
Cellulose is one of many polymers found in nature. Wood, paper, and cotton all contain cellulose. Cellulose is an excellent fiber. Wood, cotton, and hemp rope are all made of fibrous cellulose. Cellulose is made of repeat units of the monomer glucose. This is the same glucose which your body metabolizes in order to live, but you can't digest it in the form of cellulose. Because cellulose is built out of a sugar monomer, it…