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Is carbon black vegan?

Carbon black is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is carbon black?

Carbon black is a food-grade ingredient that's made by burning organic materials, such as vegetable oil or wood, in a controlled environment. This process produces a fine black powder that's widely used in the food industry as a coloring agent. Carbon black is commonly used to add a deep, rich color to foods such as black licorice, bread, and black icing. It's also used in the manufacturing of other food products such as sausages and cheeses. Despite its name, carbon black is not related to the type of charcoal that's used for grilling. It's a safe and FDA-approved ingredient that's widely used in the food industry.

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