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Is potassium metabisulfite vegan?

Potassium metabisulfite is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is potassium metabisulfite?

Potassium metabisulfite is a food ingredient commonly used as a preservative, antioxidant, and sterilizing agent. It is a white, crystalline powder with a pungent sulfur odor that dissolves easily in water. Potassium metabisulfite is widely used in the food industry to prevent discoloration and spoilage of foods and beverages such as wine, beer, and dried fruits. It is also used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries as a preservative. However, some people may be sensitive to this ingredient, and excessive consumption can cause adverse reactions such as respiratory problems or allergic reactions.

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