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Is propionic acid vegan?

Propionic acid is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is propionic acid?

Propionic acid is a naturally occurring short-chain fatty acid that can be found in fermented foods such as Swiss cheese and sourdough bread. It is also widely used as a food preservative due to its antimicrobial properties. The compound has a pungent, slightly sour odor and taste, and is commonly used in the food industry as an acidulant, flavoring agent, and mold inhibitor. Propionic acid is also used in the production of various chemicals, such as cellulose acetate propionate and propionyl chloride. While it is generally considered safe for consumption in small amounts, excessive intake of propionic acid has been linked to adverse health effects in animal studies.

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