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Is melkesukker vegan?

Melkesukker is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is melkesukker?

Melkesukker, also known as lactose, is a natural sugar found in milk and dairy products. It is a disaccharide composed of glucose and galactose, which are broken down by the enzyme lactase in the small intestine. Some individuals have difficulty digesting lactose, resulting in symptoms such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea. As an ingredient, melkesukker is commonly used as a sweetener and bulking agent in processed foods, as well as a fermentable substrate for probiotic bacteria in yogurt and other cultured products. Despite its widespread use, lactose intolerance has led to increased demand for lactose-free alternatives in recent years.

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