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Are milk sugar and milk proteins vegan?

Milk sugar and milk proteins is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is milk sugar and milk proteins?

Milk sugar and milk proteins are two essential components derived from cow's milk that offer a range of functional and nutritional benefits in food production. Milk sugar, also known as lactose, is a carbohydrate that imparts sweetness and enhances browning in baked goods. Milk proteins, such as casein and whey, act as emulsifiers, stabilize foams, and contribute to the texture and flavor of dairy products. These ingredients are commonly used in the food industry to improve the taste, appearance, and shelf-life of various products, from ice cream to infant formula.

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