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Is carmine cochineal carminic acid vegan?

Carmine cochineal carminic acid is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is carmine cochineal carminic acid?

Carmine, also known as cochineal or carminic acid, is a natural red colorant derived from the cochineal insect. It is widely used in the food industry to add vibrant hues to a variety of products, including beverages, candies, and baked goods. Carmine is highly valued for its stability, versatility, and intense coloration, making it a popular choice for food manufacturers. While some people may have concerns about using insect-based dyes, carmine is considered safe for consumption by regulatory agencies around the world.

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