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Is sulphur-dioxide vegan?

Sulphur-dioxide is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is sulphur-dioxide?

Sulphur dioxide is a colorless gas with a pungent odor that is commonly used as a preservative in the food industry. It is highly soluble in water and has strong antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi, extending the shelf life of many foods. Sulphur dioxide is also used to bleach flour and prevent discoloration in dried fruits and vegetables. However, it can cause respiratory irritation and may trigger allergic reactions in some people. In high concentrations, it can be toxic and harmful to human health, which is why its use in food is regulated by government agencies.

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