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Are potassium metabisulfites vegan?

Potassium metabisulfites is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is potassium metabisulfites?

Potassium metabisulfites are a type of food preservative commonly used in the food industry to prevent spoilage and extend shelf life. This white crystalline powder is derived from sulfur dioxide and has a pungent aroma. It works by releasing sulfur dioxide gas, which acts as an antimicrobial agent, inhibiting the growth of bacteria, yeast, and fungi. Potassium metabisulfites are especially effective in preventing the discoloration of fruits and vegetables, as well as the browning of seafood and wine. However, some individuals may have allergic reactions to this ingredient, so it's important to be aware of its presence in foods.

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