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Is skatole vegan?

Skatole is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is skatole?

Skatole is an organic compound with a distinctively pungent odor, reminiscent of feces. It is produced naturally in the intestines of animals, including humans, during the breakdown of tryptophan, an amino acid. Skatole is also found in several food sources, such as cheese, meat, and coffee beans, and is often used as a flavoring agent in the food industry. Despite its unappealing aroma, skatole has several applications in pharmaceuticals, perfumes, and even in insect repellents due to its potent odor. In large amounts, skatole can be toxic, but in small quantities, it is considered safe for consumption.

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