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Is potassium glutamate vegan?

Potassium glutamate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is potassium glutamate?

Potassium glutamate is a flavor enhancing food ingredient that is derived from the amino acid glutamic acid. It is a white crystalline powder that is highly soluble in water and has a mild umami taste. Potassium glutamate can be found naturally in foods such as tomatoes, mushrooms, and soy sauce, but it is also commonly used in processed foods as a flavor enhancer. This ingredient is a popular alternative to monosodium glutamate (MSG) due to its lower sodium content. As a result, potassium glutamate is often added to various savory foods and snacks to provide a rich and satisfying taste experience.

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