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Are starches vegan?

Starches is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is starches?

Starches are a versatile class of complex carbohydrates found in many foods, including grains, vegetables, and legumes. They are composed of long chains of glucose molecules and serve as a primary energy source for humans. Starches can be divided into two main categories: amylose and amylopectin. Amylose forms a tight, coiled structure that is resistant to digestion, while amylopectin is highly branched and easily digested. In cooking, starches are often used as thickeners for sauces and soups or as binders in baked goods. They are also a common ingredient in processed foods, such as bread, pasta, and snacks.

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