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Is dihydrogenated tallow phthalate vegan?

Dihydrogenated tallow phthalate is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is dihydrogenated tallow phthalate?

Dihydrogenated tallow phthalate is a food ingredient commonly used as an emulsifier and stabilizer in processed foods. It is derived from tallow, a substance extracted from animal fats, that has undergone hydrogenation to increase its stability. The phthalate component of the ingredient is added to improve its solubility and emulsifying properties. Despite its widespread use, there are concerns about the safety of phthalates in food due to their potential hormonal effects. The use of dihydrogenated tallow phthalate in food has been approved by regulatory agencies, but its long-term effects on human health are still under investigation.

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