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Is nisin vegan?

Nisin is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is nisin?

Nisin is a natural antimicrobial peptide produced by certain strains of the bacteria Lactococcus lactis. This versatile food ingredient is widely used as a preservative in various processed foods, including dairy products, meats, and canned goods. Its ability to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and extend the shelf life of foods has made it a popular choice among food manufacturers. Nisin is also recognized for its safety and effectiveness, as it is biodegradable, non-toxic, and heat-stable. Additionally, research suggests that nisin may have potential health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and fighting against certain types of cancer cells.

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