what is vegan

Is p-hydroxybenzoate de méthyle vegan?

P-hydroxybenzoate de méthyle is a vegan food ingredient.

Checking out an ingredients list? 👇

Vegan Ingredient Checker
Scan labels, check if ingredients are vegan
Get on Google PlayGet on App Store

Learn more

"You are amazing, this has saved me so much time when grocery shopping!"

— Austin, a user who reached out with feedback

"It's been a great tool since starting my journey! You take a pic of the nutrition/ingredients, and it'll warn you of anything questionable or not vegan. 😁"

— Ashe, a Vegan For Beginners Facebook Group member

"Use a vegan app when you go shopping, I use WhatsVegan."

— Dóra, a Vegan For Beginners Facebook Group member

So, what is p-hydroxybenzoate de méthyle?

P-hydroxybenzoate de méthyle, also known as methylparaben, is a chemical compound commonly used as a food preservative. It is a white, odorless powder that is soluble in alcohol and slightly soluble in water. Methylparaben is a member of the paraben family, which also includes ethylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Due to its antimicrobial properties, it is added to various food products such as baked goods, beverages, and dairy products to prevent spoilage and extend their shelf life. However, some studies have raised concerns about the potential health risks associated with its use, particularly in high concentrations.

How to quickly find the source of ingredients like p-hydroxybenzoate de méthyle?

We've built a database of 49359 ingredients (and growing), classified as "vegan", "non-vegan", or "maybe vegan".

We use it in our vegan ingredients scanner, which is the best way to avoid non-vegan ingredients - you take a picture of a product's ingredient list, and the app tells you if the product is vegan or not.

scan ingredient listvegan ingredient checkervegan shopping made simple
Get on Google PlayGet on App Store
Stay in the loop about new WhatsVegan goodies!
We'll never send you spam.
Do you have any feedback? Drop us a line at [email protected] 🙌
The content on this website and the WhatsVegan application is not dietary advice, and it's intended for informational and educational purposes only.Terms of ServicePrivacy policy