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Is nitrito de potasio vegan?

Nitrito de potasio is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is nitrito de potasio?

Nitrito de potasio, also known as potassium nitrite, is a chemical compound commonly used as a food preservative and color fixative. It has a white to slightly yellowish crystalline appearance and is soluble in water. Nitrito de potasio is often used in processed meats such as bacon, hot dogs, and sausages, as it inhibits the growth of bacteria and prevents spoilage. However, excessive consumption of foods containing nitrito de potasio has been linked to negative health effects, including an increased risk of cancer. As such, it is recommended to consume nitrite-containing foods in moderation.

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