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Is saccharin vegan?

Saccharin is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is saccharin?

Saccharin is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener that is 300-400 times sweeter than sugar. It was discovered in 1879 by a chemist who accidentally tasted it and noticed its sweetness. Saccharin is commonly used in diet and low-calorie products as a sugar substitute, as it does not raise blood sugar levels. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste, which can be minimized when combined with other sweeteners. Saccharin is stable at high temperatures and can be used in cooking and baking. It is approved by regulatory agencies worldwide, but some studies have linked it to bladder cancer in rats, although its safety for human consumption has been widely debated.

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