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Are microbial cultures vegan?

Microbial cultures 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 microbial cultures?

Microbial cultures are living organisms that are intentionally added to food products to impart specific flavors, textures, and nutritional benefits. These cultures can include bacteria, yeasts, and molds that are carefully selected and cultivated for their unique properties. They can be used in a variety of food products, such as cheese, yogurt, sourdough bread, and fermented vegetables. Microbial cultures play a crucial role in creating complex and distinctive flavors, enhancing food safety, and extending shelf life. They are a natural and sustainable ingredient that helps to transform ordinary foods into extraordinary culinary experiences.

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