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Is polyricinoleate polyglycerol vegan?

Polyricinoleate polyglycerol is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is polyricinoleate polyglycerol?

Polyricinoleate polyglycerol, also known as PGPR, is a food ingredient derived from castor beans. It is a yellowish, viscous liquid that is commonly used as an emulsifier in chocolate and other confectionery products. PGPR is known for its ability to reduce the viscosity of chocolate, making it easier to handle during manufacturing. It also enhances the smoothness and texture of chocolate, creating a more velvety mouthfeel. Additionally, PGPR can improve the shelf life of chocolate products by preventing the separation of cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Despite concerns about its origins, PGPR is generally recognized as safe for consumption by regulatory agencies around the world.

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