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Is cocoa powder-processed with alkali vegan?

Cocoa powder-processed with alkali is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is cocoa powder-processed with alkali?

Cocoa powder processed with alkali, also known as Dutch-processed cocoa, is a versatile ingredient that adds rich chocolate flavor and deep color to baked goods, beverages, and desserts. This type of cocoa powder is treated with an alkali solution, which neutralizes its natural acidity and makes it smoother and less bitter. The result is a darker, more intensely flavored cocoa powder that dissolves easily in liquids and blends well with other ingredients. Dutch-processed cocoa is ideal for making chocolate cakes, brownies, truffles, and hot cocoa, and can be used in combination with natural cocoa powder for a balanced flavor.

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