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Is benzoat vegan?

Benzoat is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is benzoat?

Benzoat, also known as benzoic acid or E210, is a white crystalline powder that can be found naturally in various fruits and spices such as cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves. It is commonly used as a food preservative due to its antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi, thereby increasing the shelf life of food products. Benzoat is also used in the production of various cosmetic and pharmaceutical products as well as in some industrial processes. However, excessive consumption of benzoat may lead to adverse health effects such as respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and skin irritation.

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