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Is karragén vegan?

Karragén is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is karragén?

Karragén is a natural food ingredient derived from red seaweed that contains high levels of carrageenan. This soluble fiber is commonly used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in various food products such as dairy, meat, and vegan alternatives. Karragén offers numerous benefits, including enhancing the texture and mouthfeel of food products, improving freeze-thaw stability, and preventing syneresis. Moreover, karragén is a plant-based alternative to animal-derived gelatin, making it an ideal ingredient for vegan and vegetarian diets. Its neutral taste and odor make it a versatile ingredient that can be used in sweet and savory dishes alike.

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