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Is sel nitrite vegan?

Sel nitrite is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is sel nitrite?

Sodium nitrite, commonly known as "sel nitrite," is a crystalline compound with a slightly salty taste and a white to slightly yellowish color. This food ingredient is commonly used as a preservative, particularly in processed meats such as bacon, ham, and hot dogs. It is also used to enhance the flavor and color of cured meats. However, excessive consumption of sodium nitrite can be harmful, as it has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and other health issues. Therefore, it is important to use this ingredient in moderation and follow proper food safety guidelines when handling and preparing foods that contain it.

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