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Is krill vegan?

Krill is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is krill?

Krill are small, shrimp-like crustaceans found in all of the world's oceans. They are typically around 1-2 centimeters in length and form an essential part of the marine food chain, feeding on phytoplankton and being eaten by larger animals such as whales, seals, and penguins. Krill is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a popular food supplement for humans. Its reddish-pink color comes from the astaxanthin pigment it contains. Krill oil is extracted from the animal and used as a nutritional supplement due to its potential health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and improving cardiovascular health.

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