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Is paraffin wax vegan?

Paraffin wax is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is paraffin wax?

Paraffin wax is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless waxy substance derived from petroleum. It has a low melting point, which makes it ideal for various applications, including food preservation, candle making, and cosmetic formulations. In food, paraffin wax is commonly used as a coating to prevent moisture loss and enhance shelf life. It is also added to chewing gum to give it a firm texture and increase its shelf life. Although it is generally considered safe for consumption in small amounts, excessive consumption of paraffin wax can lead to intestinal blockages.

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