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Are feathers vegan?

Feathers is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is feathers?

Feathers are a natural byproduct of poultry farming and have recently gained attention as a potential food ingredient. These light and airy plumes are rich in protein and can be used to enhance the nutritional value of animal feed or even human food products. Feathers can be hydrolyzed to break down the tough protein structure into smaller, more digestible peptides, making them a promising source of amino acids. Additionally, feathers are a renewable resource and utilizing them in food production can help reduce waste in the poultry industry. Despite some concerns around allergenicity and palatability, feathers have the potential to be a valuable and sustainable addition to the food supply chain.

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