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Is ethanal vegan?

Ethanal 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 ethanal?

Ethanal, also known as acetaldehyde, is a colorless and flammable organic compound with a pungent and fruity odor. It is widely used as a flavoring agent in food products, such as candies, baked goods, and alcoholic beverages. Ethanal is also used as a preservative to extend the shelf life of food products. In addition, it is a key intermediate in the production of many chemicals, including plastics and pharmaceuticals. Despite its widespread use, ethanal is a potential human carcinogen and may cause adverse health effects when consumed in large amounts.

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