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Is rode rijst vegan?

Rode rijst is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is rode rijst?

Rode rijst, also known as red yeast rice, is a type of fermented rice that originated in China. It has a distinct reddish-purple hue and a slightly sweet flavor. Rode rijst is often used in traditional Chinese medicine to support heart health due to its naturally occurring compounds called monacolins, which can help regulate cholesterol levels. In addition to its medicinal uses, rode rijst is also commonly used in Asian cuisine as a coloring agent for dishes such as Peking duck and char siu pork. Its versatility and health benefits make it a popular ingredient in many dishes around the world.

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