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Is karmiinit vegan?

Karmiinit is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is karmiinit?

Karmiinit is a natural red food coloring agent derived from the crushed bodies of female cochineal insects. It has been used for centuries to add vibrant hues of pink and red to a wide range of food products, including beverages, dairy products, confectionery, and processed meats. Karmiinit is considered safe for consumption by regulatory agencies, but can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. It is often preferred over synthetic colorants due to its natural origin and ability to provide stable coloration. When using karmiinit, it is important to consider the ethical concerns surrounding the harvesting of insects for food production.

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