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Is karaya gum vegan?

Karaya gum is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is karaya gum?

Karaya gum is a natural ingredient derived from the seeds of the Sterculia tree. It is a water-soluble dietary fiber commonly used in the food industry as a thickening and stabilizing agent. Karaya gum has excellent emulsifying properties and is often used to prevent separation in foods such as salad dressings and sauces. It is also used in confectionery products to improve texture and mouthfeel. Karaya gum is a vegan and gluten-free ingredient, making it a popular choice for plant-based and allergy-friendly products. Additionally, it has been shown to have potential health benefits such as reducing cholesterol levels and improving digestion.

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