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Is dimethylol urea vegan?

Dimethylol urea is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is dimethylol urea?

Dimethylol urea is a versatile food ingredient that belongs to the class of carbamate compounds. It is a white crystalline powder that is soluble in water and commonly used as a preservative in a wide range of food products. Dimethylol urea works by releasing formaldehyde, which acts as an antimicrobial agent and inhibits the growth of microorganisms in food. Additionally, it is also used as a humectant, meaning it helps to retain moisture in food, keeping it fresh for longer. Despite its beneficial properties, some consumers have expressed concern over the use of formaldehyde-releasing agents in food, and as such, its use is subject to regulatory restrictions in many countries.

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