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Is ferric ammonium citrate vegan?

Ferric ammonium citrate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is ferric ammonium citrate?

Ferric ammonium citrate is a food additive that is commonly used as a source of iron in various processed foods. It is a compound of ammonium, citrate, and iron that is soluble in water and has a slightly acidic taste. Ferric ammonium citrate is often added to cereals, nutritional supplements, and infant formulas to increase their iron content. It is also used as a colorant in some foods and as a reducing agent in photographic developing solutions. However, excessive consumption of ferric ammonium citrate can lead to iron toxicity, so it should be used in moderation.

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