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Is oxgall vegan?

Oxgall is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is oxgall?

Oxgall is a natural ingredient obtained from the bile of cattle, specifically the gallbladder. It contains a mixture of organic compounds including bile acids, cholesterol, and lecithin. Oxgall has been traditionally used in microbiology as an emulsifying agent to enhance the growth of certain bacteria and fungi. In the culinary world, it is used as a tenderizer for meat, especially in older or tougher cuts, due to its ability to break down proteins. It is also used as a traditional ingredient in some old-fashioned recipes for making soap, where it acts as a foaming agent.

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