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Is milk sugar vegan?

Milk sugar is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is milk sugar?

Milk sugar, also known as lactose, is a natural disaccharide that is found in milk and dairy products. It is made up of glucose and galactose molecules and has a slightly sweet taste. Lactose is an important ingredient in many food products, including baked goods, confectionery, and infant formula. It is often used as a bulking agent, preservative, and flavor enhancer. People who are lactose intolerant cannot digest lactose properly, leading to bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. However, lactose-free alternatives are available for those with lactose intolerance.

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