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Is e239 vegan?

E239 is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is e239?

"E239" is a food additive, also known as hexamethylene tetramine or methenamine. It is a white crystalline powder with a slightly bitter taste and is commonly used as a preservative in various food products. E239 is effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, which can cause spoilage or foodborne illness. It is also used as a urinary antiseptic and is found in some medications. However, excessive consumption of E239 may lead to adverse health effects such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, making it important to use this food ingredient in moderation.

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