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Is lauroyl lysine vegan?

Lauroyl lysine is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is lauroyl lysine?

Lauroyl lysine is a food-grade amino acid derivative commonly used as a cosmetic ingredient and a food additive. It is produced by combining lysine, which is an essential amino acid found in proteins, with lauric acid, a saturated fatty acid derived from coconut oil. Lauroyl lysine has emollient and skin-conditioning properties that make it useful in cosmetics, while its ability to enhance the adhesion and dispersal of pigments makes it valuable in food applications such as powdered and baked goods. Additionally, this ingredient can reduce bitterness, mask unpleasant flavors, and improve texture. Lauroyl lysine is considered safe for consumption and is approved for use in many countries.

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