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Is added lactose vegan?

Added lactose is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is added lactose?

Added lactose is a simple sugar that is commonly derived from milk. It is often used as an ingredient in food products to enhance flavor, texture, and sweetness. Lactose can be found in many dairy-based foods such as yogurt, cheese, and ice cream, but it is also added to a variety of other products such as baked goods, cereals, and nutrition bars. This sweetener is particularly useful for individuals who are looking to increase their calorie intake, as lactose is easily digestible and provides a quick source of energy. However, those with lactose intolerance should avoid consuming products containing added lactose.

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