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Is kasein vegan?

Kasein is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is kasein?

Kasein is a protein found in milk, commonly used in the food industry as an emulsifying and thickening agent. It is a slow-digesting protein that forms a gel-like substance in the stomach, providing a sustained release of amino acids into the bloodstream. Kasein is often used in protein supplements and protein bars due to its slow digestion rate, making it an ideal choice for athletes and bodybuilders looking to promote muscle growth and recovery. Additionally, kasein is known for its unique properties as a binding agent in processed cheese products, giving them a smooth, creamy texture and improving their melting properties.

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