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Is nitrat de potasiu vegan?

Nitrat de potasiu is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is nitrat de potasiu?

Nitrat de potasiu, also known as potassium nitrate, is a chemical compound that is commonly used in the food industry as a preservative and color fixative. It is a white crystalline powder with a salty taste and has the chemical formula KNO3. Nitrat de potasiu is often added to cured meats, such as bacon and ham, to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and prolong their shelf life. It can also be found in some types of cheese and as a flavor enhancer in certain foods. Despite its widespread use, excessive consumption of nitrat de potasiu has been linked to health concerns, including a potential risk for cancer.

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