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Is gluconic acid vegan?

Gluconic acid is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is gluconic acid?

Gluconic acid is a colorless, odorless organic acid with a slightly sweet taste. It is naturally found in fruits, honey, and wine, and is commonly produced through the oxidation of glucose by various microorganisms. Gluconic acid has a wide range of applications in the food and beverage industry, including as a food preservative, acidity regulator, and flavor enhancer. It is also used in the production of cosmetics, detergents, and pharmaceuticals. Due to its low toxicity and biodegradability, gluconic acid is considered to be a safer alternative to traditional chemicals in many industrial applications.

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