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Is potassium bisulphite vegan?

Potassium bisulphite is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is potassium bisulphite?

Potassium bisulphite is a food additive that is commonly used as a preservative and antioxidant in various food products. It is created by combining potassium hydroxide with sulfur dioxide, resulting in a white crystalline powder with a pungent smell. As a preservative, it can help extend the shelf life of food products by preventing the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. Additionally, it can also function as an antioxidant by preventing the oxidation of fats and oils in food, which can lead to spoilage and rancidity. However, some people may be sensitive to potassium bisulfite and experience adverse reactions such as headaches, asthma-like symptoms, and skin irritation.

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