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Is cochineal red a vegan?

Cochineal red a is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is cochineal red a?

Cochineal red A, also known as carmine or natural red 4, is a natural dye extracted from the dried bodies of female cochineal insects. The vibrant red color of cochineal red A is due to its main pigment, carminic acid. This ingredient is commonly used as a food coloring agent in a variety of products, including baked goods, candies, and beverages. It is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Cochineal red A is a popular alternative to synthetic food coloring, as it is considered safe for consumption and does not have any known negative health effects.

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