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Is et benzoate de sodium vegan?

Et benzoate de sodium is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is et benzoate de sodium?

Sodium benzoate, also known as "et benzoate de sodium" in French, is a white crystalline powder that is commonly used as a food preservative. It is a sodium salt of benzoic acid, which is naturally found in many fruits, such as cranberries and prunes. Sodium benzoate is often added to acidic foods, such as carbonated beverages, fruit juices, and pickles, to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. It is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals as a preservative. Despite its widespread use, some studies have suggested that sodium benzoate may have potential health risks when consumed in large amounts.

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