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Is vegetable carbon vegan?

Vegetable carbon is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is vegetable carbon?

Vegetable carbon, also known as activated charcoal, is a fine black powder made from various vegetable sources, such as coconut shells, bamboo, and olive pits. The carbonization process involves heating these materials in the absence of air to create a highly porous substance with a large surface area. This unique property makes vegetable carbon useful in a variety of applications, including as a natural food coloring and as a supplement for digestive health. It is also known for its ability to absorb toxins and impurities, making it a popular ingredient in skincare and beauty products. Despite its dark appearance, vegetable carbon is tasteless and odorless, making it a versatile addition to a range of recipes.

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