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Is sodium bisulphite vegan?

Sodium bisulphite is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is sodium bisulphite?

Sodium bisulphite is a food ingredient commonly used as a preservative and antioxidant in the food industry. It is a white crystalline powder that is water-soluble and has a distinct sulfurous odor. Sodium bisulphite functions by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms that can spoil food, thereby extending its shelf life. It is also used to prevent discoloration and browning in fruits and vegetables. Although generally considered safe for consumption, sodium bisulphite can cause allergic reactions in some individuals, and should be avoided by those with asthma or sulfite sensitivity.

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