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Is polyphosphate vegan?

Polyphosphate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is polyphosphate?

Polyphosphates are a group of food additives widely used in the food industry to enhance the quality and shelf life of processed foods. These compounds are made up of multiple phosphate units linked together, giving them unique chemical properties that allow them to bind to water and improve the texture and juiciness of meats, poultry, and seafood. Polyphosphates can also act as emulsifiers, stabilizers, and sequestrants, preventing discoloration and improving the overall appearance of food products. However, excessive consumption of polyphosphates has been linked to negative health effects, such as kidney damage, and should be consumed in moderation.

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