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Are aluminum myristates/palmitates vegan?

Aluminum myristates/palmitates is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is aluminum myristates/palmitates?

Aluminum myristates and palmitates are food ingredients commonly used as emulsifiers, stabilizers, and anti-caking agents in a wide range of food products. These compounds are derived from myristic and palmitic acid, two types of saturated fatty acids found in animal and vegetable sources. Aluminum myristates/palmitates have a low toxicity profile and are generally recognized as safe by regulatory authorities. They are often used in processed cheese, baked goods, and dry mixes, where they improve texture and prevent clumping. These ingredients are valued for their ability to enhance the sensory qualities and shelf life of food products while maintaining their nutritional value.

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