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Is caragenan vegan?

Caragenan is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is caragenan?

Carrageenan is a natural food ingredient derived from red seaweed. It is widely used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in various food products, including dairy products, processed meats, and canned pet food. Carrageenan has a unique chemical structure that allows it to bind with proteins and fats, giving food products a smooth and creamy texture. Despite some controversy over its safety, carrageenan is generally recognized as safe by regulatory authorities and is an important ingredient in many food formulations. In addition to its functional properties, carrageenan is also used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

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