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Is bitter almond vegan?

Bitter almond is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is bitter almond?

Bitter almond is a small, tear-shaped nut with a bitter taste and a distinct aroma. It is commonly used in baking, cooking, and for its essential oil. However, it should be used with caution as it contains a compound called amygdalin, which can break down into cyanide when ingested in large quantities. Despite this, bitter almond is a popular ingredient in many traditional dishes, especially in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. It is often used in almond pastes, marzipan, and as a flavoring agent for liqueurs and confections. Bitter almond oil is also used in aromatherapy for its relaxing and calming properties.

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