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Is patent blue v vegan?

Patent blue v is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is patent blue v?

Patent Blue V is a synthetic dye commonly used in the food industry as a coloring agent. Also known as E131, it is a bright blue powder that dissolves easily in water and is stable in acidic conditions. Patent Blue V is often added to confectionery, baked goods, beverages, and other food products to enhance their appearance. Despite being safe for human consumption in small amounts, excessive consumption of Patent Blue V has been linked to adverse effects such as allergic reactions, skin irritation, and gastrointestinal disturbances. As a result, regulatory authorities have imposed limits on its use in food and beverage products.

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