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Is an enzyme vegan?

An enzyme is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is an enzyme?

Enzymes are essential biomolecules that act as catalysts in biochemical reactions, accelerating the rate of chemical reactions within living organisms. These complex proteins play a crucial role in the digestion of food and the metabolism of nutrients in our bodies. They can be found naturally in many foods, including fruits, vegetables, and meat. In the food industry, enzymes are often used to modify the texture, flavor, and appearance of food products, and can be added to processes such as brewing, baking, and cheese making. Enzymes are a versatile and valuable ingredient in many applications, with the potential to enhance food quality and nutritional value.

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