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Is maya vegan?

Maya is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is maya?

Maya, also known as "sour dough starter," is a natural leavening agent used in many traditional bread-making recipes. It is made by fermenting flour and water over several days to create a bubbly mixture that is rich in natural yeasts and bacteria. Maya adds a distinctive tangy flavor and chewy texture to bread, and is often used in artisanal or sourdough breads. Because it is a living organism, maya requires regular feeding and care to keep it active and healthy. With proper maintenance, maya can be used indefinitely, making it a sustainable and cost-effective option for home bakers.

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