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Is acide carminique vegan?

Acide carminique is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is acide carminique?

Acide carminique, also known as carminic acid, is a natural red pigment derived from cochineal insects. It is commonly used as a food coloring agent in a variety of products, including yogurts, juices, candies, and sauces. Acide carminique is highly soluble in water and is very stable under acidic conditions, making it an ideal choice for acidic foods. It is considered safe for consumption by regulatory agencies such as the FDA and EFSA, although some people may be allergic to it. The use of acide carminique as a food colorant has been controversial due to concerns about its animal-derived source, and some companies have begun to seek alternative sources for red pigments.

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