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Is carragenano vegan?

Carragenano is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is carragenano?

Carrageenan is a naturally occurring, plant-based ingredient that is derived from red seaweed. It is commonly used as a thickening agent and stabilizer in a variety of food products, including dairy, meat, and plant-based alternatives. Carrageenan has a unique ability to bind with proteins and form a gel-like substance, making it an ideal ingredient for creating creamy and smooth textures in food products. It is also a popular vegan alternative to gelatin, which is derived from animal sources. Carrageenan has been extensively studied for its safety and has been approved by numerous food regulatory agencies around the world.

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