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Is red 22 vegan?

Red 22 is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is red 22?

Red 22, also known as E127, is a synthetic red food dye that is commonly used in various food products to enhance their visual appeal. This bright red colorant is typically made by synthesizing coal tar derivatives and is soluble in water. Red 22 is often added to processed meats, baked goods, candies, and beverages, among others. Although it has been approved for use by the FDA and other regulatory agencies, some studies have linked high levels of consumption to potential health risks, including hyperactivity in children and cancer in animals. As such, many food manufacturers are now opting for natural coloring alternatives instead of using Red 22 or other synthetic dyes.

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