Is glutamic acid vegan?​

Glutamic acid, an amino acid, may be made from vegan or non-vegan sources.

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There are more than 500 ingredients to avoid on a vegan diet. Some ingredients like beef and pork are clearly not vegan; however, others are not as obvious. This is especially true of additives or vague ingredients like "natural flavors."

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