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Is yêllow 5 vegan?

Yêllow 5 is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is yêllow 5?

Yellow 5, also known as tartrazine, is a synthetic lemon yellow dye commonly used as a food coloring agent. This water-soluble coloring is derived from coal tar, a byproduct of coal processing, and is often added to various food products to enhance their visual appeal. It has a bright and vibrant color, making it a popular choice for candies, soft drinks, baked goods, and many other food items. Yellow 5 has been approved for use by the FDA and is generally considered safe in small quantities, although some people may be sensitive to it and experience mild allergic reactions.

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