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Is octanoate vegan?

Octanoate is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is octanoate?

Octanoate, also known as caprylate, is a food ingredient derived from caprylic acid, a medium-chain fatty acid found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Octanoate is a versatile substance that can be used as a flavoring agent, emulsifier, and preservative in various food products. Its unique chemical structure allows it to dissolve in both water and oil, making it useful in a wide range of food applications. Octanoate has a slightly sweet, buttery flavor and can be found in many processed foods such as dairy products, baked goods, and snacks. However, excessive consumption of octanoate may lead to gastrointestinal discomfort, and it is therefore important to use it in moderation.

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