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Is potassium bromate vegan?

Potassium bromate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is potassium bromate?

Potassium bromate is a chemical compound that is commonly used as a food additive to improve the texture and rise of baked goods. It is a powerful oxidizing agent that helps strengthen dough by forming cross-links with gluten molecules, resulting in a lighter and fluffier end product. However, the use of potassium bromate in food has been controversial due to concerns about its potential carcinogenicity. While it is legal to use in many countries, it has been banned in others, and some bakers have opted for alternative dough conditioners in their recipes.

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