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Is alkanet vegan?

Alkanet is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is alkanet?

Alkanet, also known as Anchusa tinctoria, is a plant whose root is commonly used to produce a natural red or purple dye. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. In the kitchen, alkanet root powder can be used as a natural food coloring agent and to add earthy, slightly bitter flavor notes to dishes. However, it should be used sparingly as large quantities can have a laxative effect. Alkanet is also used in cosmetics and soap-making due to its natural coloring properties.

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