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Is potassium polymetaphosphate vegan?

Potassium polymetaphosphate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is potassium polymetaphosphate?

Potassium polymetaphosphate is a food ingredient that belongs to the class of polyphosphates. It is a white powder that is soluble in water and commonly used as a food additive to enhance texture, stability, and shelf life. Potassium polymetaphosphate is particularly useful in dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt, because it can prevent them from coagulating or separating. Additionally, it is often added to processed meats, such as sausages, to improve water-binding properties and prevent dehydration during cooking. Potassium polymetaphosphate is considered safe for consumption by regulatory agencies, although excessive intake may lead to adverse health effects.

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