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Is octyl gallate vegan?

Octyl gallate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is octyl gallate?

Octyl gallate is a food additive commonly used as an antioxidant to extend the shelf life of certain foods. It is made from gallic acid esterified with octanol and has a white crystalline appearance. Octyl gallate works by preventing the oxidation of fats and oils in foods, which can lead to spoilage and rancidity. This ingredient is commonly used in processed meats, baked goods, and snack foods. While octyl gallate is generally recognized as safe for consumption by regulatory bodies, some studies have raised concerns about its potential toxicity at high doses.

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