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Is minéral oil vegan?

Minéral oil is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is minéral oil?

Mineral oil is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid that is derived from petroleum. It is commonly used as a food ingredient due to its ability to prevent moisture loss, extend shelf life, and improve texture. Mineral oil is highly purified and refined to remove impurities, making it safe for consumption. It is often used in baking, frying, and as a coating for fruits and vegetables to prevent oxidation. In addition to its use in food, mineral oil is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and industrial applications. However, some concerns have been raised about the potential health risks associated with consuming large quantities of mineral oil, so it is important to use it in moderation.

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