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Is chitosan vegan?

Chitosan is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is chitosan?

Chitosan is a natural biopolymer that is derived from chitin, a substance found in the shells of crustaceans like shrimp and crabs. It has gained popularity as a food ingredient due to its numerous health benefits, including its ability to lower cholesterol and promote weight loss. Chitosan works by binding to dietary fat and preventing its absorption by the body, making it a popular ingredient in weight loss supplements. Additionally, it has been shown to have antimicrobial properties, making it useful in food preservation. Chitosan is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of food applications, including as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier.

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