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What Are Pill Capsules Made Of?

There are 2 main materials made to make pill capsules. The cheapest, and most common, are capsules made of gelatin. Gelatin is derived from collagen in an animal’s skin or bone. But for products made for vegetarians or vegans, there are also capsules made from a vegetable polymers. For example, hypromellose is a cellulose-based polymer, and pullulan is a tapioca starch-based polymer. If […]

A List of Vegan Country Crock Butters

Most of Country Crock’s products might look vegan at first, but actually aren’t. There’s a good chance that they all will be sometime in the future, it seems that Country Crock keeps moving towards plant-based ingredients. I’ll go over which ones are vegan here, and why. Country Crock Plant Butter is Vegan (For Some) Country […]

Are You Getting More Headaches as a Vegan? [Possible Causes]

I’ve seen more than a few complaints from vegans, particularly new ones, about getting frequent headaches. So, I spent a few hours doing research on the topic to try to figure out what’s causing these headaches. There’s no definite answers, but I did find several potential causes worth considering. Keep in mind that this is […]

Are Gorillas Vegetarian? (No, But Close…)

It’s something that most of us never think of. But then, someone mentions it – gorillas are basically vegetarians. And that’s more or less true, the bulk of their diets consist of plants. What Do Gorillas Eat? Gorillas are fairly smart, but they don’t eat vegetarian out of ethical/logical reasons, but do so by instinct. They […]

Is Beano Vegan? (No, But Here Are Vegan Alternatives…)

Beano is not vegan. It’s clearly stated on their website under the ingredients for Beano: Cellulose gel, mannitol, potato starch, magnesium stearate, colloidal silica, calcium gluconate Contains: cod, flounder, redfish But the active ingredient in Beano – Alpha-galactosidase enzyme – is also in other products that are vegan. Vegan Alternatives to Beano There are 2 good alternatives […]

Are Wheat Thins Vegan? (Spoiler: Most Flavors MIGHT Be)

Let me clarify that title. Most wheat thin flavors have no obvious non-vegan ingredients, but do have one that may or may not be vegan. So if you’re okay with taking a risk on it, then most wheat thins are still an option for you. I’ve gone over which wheat thin flavors might be vegan in […]

Do Clams Have Brains?

Clams, along with other bivalves like oysters and mussels, are one of the few animals that some vegetarians are okay with eating. Many claim that they have no brain, or can’t feel pain. The truth is that clams do have a simple nervous system, but we don’t exactly know if they feel pain or not. Let me […]

Are Ritz Crackers Vegan?

Many crackers turn out to be accidentally vegan. So let’s put Ritz Crackers to the test. Ingredients in Ritz Crackers I just looked at the original crackers here, but all the other varieties are similar. Here’s what’s in Ritz, I’ve highlighted a few ingredients of interest: Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine […]

Is Veganism Hurting the Meat Industry? [Data]

I keep reading articles about animal agriculture executives worrying about people shifting away from meat. But I rarely see any data behind it, so I was hoping to dig some up. I wanted to find out 2 things: Is veganism affecting the meat industry? If so, how much? I’ll share what I found with you […]

Vegan Food at Walmart: The Complete Guide

When I first went vegan, the only place you could easily find vegan specialty foods was Whole Foods Market. Since then, other stores have caught up quickly, including Walmart, which has a large selection of foods for vegans. This guide has all the food from Walmart that a vegan might be interested in, aside from the […]