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Is undecylpentadecanol vegan?

Undecylpentadecanol 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 undecylpentadecanol?

Undecylpentadecanol is a unique food ingredient that belongs to the group of long-chain alcohols. It is commonly used as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener in a variety of food products, including sauces, dressings, and bakery items. With a chemical structure consisting of a 15-carbon chain and an additional 11-carbon chain, undecylpentadecanol provides exceptional water-binding properties, allowing it to enhance the texture and consistency of food products while preventing separation. This versatile ingredient also offers excellent oxidative stability, making it an ideal choice for extending the shelf life of food items.

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