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Is sour culture vegan?

Sour culture is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is sour culture?

Sour culture is a vital ingredient used in the fermentation process of many fermented foods, such as sourdough bread, pickles, and yogurt. It's a mixture of beneficial bacteria strains that aid in breaking down the sugars present in food into lactic acid, which gives them their signature tangy flavor. This culture is typically obtained from pre-existing batches or specific starter cultures, like kefir grains or kombucha SCOBYs. The use of sour culture not only adds unique flavors, but also improves the shelf life and nutritional value of the food it's added to. Overall, sour culture is an essential tool in producing tasty and healthy fermented foods.

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