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Are elaeis guineensis vegan?

Elaeis guineensis is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is elaeis guineensis?

Elaeis guineensis, commonly known as African oil palm, is a species of palm tree that produces the nutrient-rich oil used widely in food production. This oil is extracted from the fruit of the tree and possesses a unique flavor profile with a rich, buttery taste and a smooth texture. Elaeis guineensis oil is used in a variety of foods such as baked goods, snack foods, margarine, and cooking oils. Additionally, it is also used in non-food products like soap, cosmetics, and biofuel. Despite its versatility, concerns have been raised over the environmental impact of mass production, including deforestation and habitat destruction.

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