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Are carbonates vegan?

Carbonates is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is carbonates?

Carbonates are a group of inorganic compounds that contain the carbonate ion (CO3^2-). They are commonly used as food additives, primarily for their ability to act as leavening agents in baked goods. When heated, carbonates release carbon dioxide gas, which causes dough or batter to rise and become lighter and fluffier. This makes them an essential ingredient in many baked products, such as cakes, bread, and biscuits. Carbonates can also be used to neutralize acids in foods and beverages, making them less sour and more palatable. However, excessive consumption of carbonates may lead to gastrointestinal issues, so it's important to use them in moderation.

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