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Is karagenan vegan?

Karagenan is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is karagenan?

Kappa carrageenan, also known as karagenan, is a natural food ingredient derived from red seaweed. It is commonly used in the food industry as a thickening and stabilizing agent due to its ability to form a gel-like texture when combined with water. Karagenan can be found in a variety of products, including dairy products, meat products, and processed foods. Due to its natural origin and versatile properties, karagenan is a popular choice for both vegan and non-vegan food manufacturers. However, there have been concerns about its potential impact on digestive health, so it's important to consume it in moderation.

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