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Is dextrin palmitate vegan?

Dextrin palmitate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is dextrin palmitate?

Dextrin palmitate is a modified starch commonly used as an emulsifier in the food industry. It is created by esterifying dextrin, a carbohydrate derived from corn or potato starch, with palmitic acid, a fatty acid found in palm oil. Dextrin palmitate is highly soluble and stable in water, making it a versatile ingredient in many food products such as salad dressings, mayonnaise, and baked goods. Its emulsifying properties help stabilize mixtures of oil and water, preventing separation and ensuring a smooth texture. Dextrin palmitate is also used in some pharmaceuticals as a binder and filler.

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