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Is hydroxyde de calcium vegan?

Hydroxyde de calcium is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is hydroxyde de calcium?

Hydroxyde de calcium, also known as slaked lime or calcium hydroxide, is a white, odorless powder with a slightly bitter taste. It is commonly used as a food additive, particularly in Latin American and Caribbean cuisines, where it is known as "cal" or "limewater". Hydroxyde de calcium is used to tenderize meat, as well as to enhance the texture and flavor of corn products like tortillas and tamales. It is also used as a pH regulator and firming agent in various processed foods. Hydroxyde de calcium is safe for human consumption in small amounts and is often preferred over harsher chemical additives.

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