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Is ox bile vegan?

Ox bile is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is ox bile?

Ox bile is a digestive enzyme extracted from the bile ducts of cattle. It is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine as a remedy for digestive disorders, particularly those related to the liver and gallbladder. The bitter-tasting fluid contains bile acids that aid in the breakdown of fats and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. In culinary applications, ox bile is sometimes used as a natural tenderizer for meat, or as a flavor enhancer in dishes such as soups, stews, and sauces. It is also used as a dietary supplement to support healthy digestion and liver function.

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