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Is catharidin vegan?

Catharidin is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is catharidin?

Catharidin is a toxic compound found in blister beetles of the Meloidae family. It is a potent vesicant, meaning that it can cause severe skin irritation, blistering, and inflammation. In traditional medicine, catharidin has been used for its diuretic and aphrodisiac properties, but its use is highly discouraged due to its toxicity. In modern times, catharidin has found some use in the field of cancer research, where it has been shown to have anti-tumor properties. However, due to its harmful effects, catharidin is not used in food production or any other consumer applications.

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