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Is karaya vegan?

Karaya is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is karaya?

Karaya, also known as sterculia gum, is a natural food ingredient obtained from the dried exudate of the Sterculia urens tree. It is commonly used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in various food products, including ice creams, yogurts, soft drinks, and bakery items. Karaya has unique water-binding properties that make it ideal for use in low-fat and reduced-calorie foods. It is also a source of dietary fiber and has prebiotic properties that can promote digestive health. With its neutral taste and odor, karaya is an excellent alternative to synthetic thickeners and stabilizers and can help enhance the texture and mouthfeel of foods.

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