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Is edta vegan?

Edta is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is edta?

EDTA, or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, is a versatile food ingredient that functions as a chelating agent, meaning it can bind to metal ions and prevent them from reacting with other ingredients in food. EDTA is often used in processed foods to maintain their color, flavor, and texture by preventing oxidation and degradation. It can also be used as a preservative and to prevent spoilage by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. While EDTA is generally recognized as safe by regulatory agencies, it is controversial among some consumers who have concerns about its potential health effects.

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