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Is shark skin vegan?

Shark skin is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is shark skin?

Shark skin, a lesser-known seafood ingredient, is a tough, leathery material with a distinctive texture. It is primarily composed of collagen, a protein that is often used in cosmetics and supplements due to its skin-enhancing properties. In the culinary world, shark skin is commonly used as a replacement for sandpaper, as its rough surface can easily scrape and remove unwanted impurities from other seafood. However, it can also be prepared as a delicacy, typically grilled or fried to create a crispy, flavorful dish. Despite its popularity in some cultures, shark skin consumption is controversial due to concerns over unsustainable fishing practices and animal welfare.

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