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Are mucuna pruriens vegan?

Mucuna pruriens, also known as velvet bean, is a legume native to Africa and tropical Asia. Its seeds have a high concentration of L-dopa, a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine, making it a popular ingredient in traditional medicine for treating Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. In addition, mucuna pruriens seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and various minerals, including iron and phosphorus. Its extract has been studied for its potential benefits on mood, fertility, and overall health. Mucuna pruriens is commonly sold in supplement form and can be added to smoothies, teas, or other recipes for its nutritional and medicinal properties.

Mucuna pruriens is a vegan food ingredient.

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