What is Chitosan?

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cooked dungeness crabChitosan, produced from the shells of shrimp, crabs, and other shellfish, has a variety of uses.

It is used as a treatment for bleeding wounds, for filtering wine, and as a soil enhancer by organic farmers.

Chitosan is also popular as a dietary supplement, although its benefits to humans is debated.

Originally published: August 4, 2012.

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