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Is gomme-laque vegan?

Gomme-laque is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is gomme-laque?

Gomme-laque, also known as shellac, is a resinous secretion produced by the female lac bug found in the forests of India and Thailand. It is commonly used as a food glaze to enhance the appearance and shelf-life of confectionery, fruit, and nuts. Gomme-laque is a versatile ingredient with a slightly sweet taste and can also be used as a coating for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and woodworking products. It is soluble in alcohol, making it a popular choice for producing traditional French varnishes. Despite its widespread use, some people may have an allergic reaction to gomme-laque, so it is important to read product labels carefully.

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