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Is calcium inosinate vegan?

Calcium inosinate is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is calcium inosinate?

Calcium inosinate is a food ingredient that is commonly used as a flavor enhancer in various processed foods. It is derived from inosinic acid, which is a nucleotide that naturally occurs in various meats and fish. Calcium inosinate is often used in conjunction with monosodium glutamate (MSG) to create a synergistic effect that enhances umami taste. It is typically used in savory snacks, canned foods, and frozen dinners. Calcium inosinate is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is considered a vegetarian-friendly alternative to ingredients such as meat extracts.

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