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Are Fruit Loops Vegan?

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For most vegans, Fruit (“Froot”) Loops are not considered vegan. However, depending on your exact definition of veganism, you might be okay with eating them. Let me explain after we take a look at the ingredients (also note that these may vary by country): Sugar, corn flour blend (whole grain yellow corn flour, degerminated yellow corn flour), wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, oat...

Is Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal Vegan?

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Depending on how strict a vegan you are, you may or may not consider Raisin Bran may to be vegan-friendly. I’ll explain why after a quick look at the ingredients list: Whole grain wheat, raisins, wheat bran, sugar, brown sugar syrup, malt flavor, salt, niacinamide, vitamin B1, B2, B6, folic acid, vitamin D3, vitamin B12 It looks good until the very end. Most of the ingredients are in fact...

Is Taurine Vegan?

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Taurine often used to never be vegan, but now it often is when you see it added to foods. This one’s going to take an explanation to understand. First, taurine only is found naturally in fish and meat. Plants do not make it. However, it’s not essential for human health, and the human body can produce it as needed. It’s considered a “semi-essential” amino acid, but it’s not used to form proteins...

Subway Veggie Patty Ingredients – Is It Vegan?

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This information is accurate as of December 2018. It’s possible that the ingredients have changed since then. According to Subway, their veggie patty consists of: Water, water chestnuts (water chestnuts, water, citric acid), onions, carrots, cooked brown rice (water, brown rice), whole grain oats, mushrooms, egg whites, wheat gluten, soy flour, corn oil, calcium caseinate (from milk), green...

Are Graham Crackers Typically Vegan?

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The short answer is that while some vegan graham crackers exist, most graham crackers are not vegan friendly. Why not? Let’s look at a few popular brands to find out. Here are the ingredients for Amazon’s brand of graham crackers: Enriched flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, high oleic canola and/or soybean oil, honey, contains 2% or less of: leavening (baking soda, calcium phosphate), salt, natural...

Where Does Vitamin B12 Come From in Food?

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Vitamin B12 is the only essential vitamin or mineral that vegans can’t really get naturally. The best food sources overall are animal products. But while most people think that vitamin B12 is produced by animals, they’re wrong. It’s in fact produced by certain bacteria and archaea, which are both single-celled microorganisms. Animals ingest the B12 made from these and absorb them, just as humans...

Is Marmite Vegan?

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The short answer is yes, Marmite is vegan. If you want to know why, read on. Marmite is the popular food spread from Britain that I can’t recall ever seeing here in Canada. The ingredients in Marmite are: Yeast extract, salt, vegetable juice concentrate, B vitamins, natural flavouring All of those are typically vegan, and Marmite themselves even say the product is suitable for vegetarians. If...

How Much Nutritional Yeast Per Day is Too Much? [Data]

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At first, nutritional yeast tastes a little weird. But after you get used to it, it’s a great substitute in foods to get that “cheesy” flavor. You’ve likely noticed that it contains well over 100% of some vitamins on the nutritional label, and reasonably wondered if it was safe to eat in large amounts. So let’s find out. As far macro content goes, it’s all protein and fiber, so no real concerns...

Where to Find Seitan in the Grocery Store?

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There are 2 things that make seitan hard to find in grocery stores. First, it’s not that common of a food to stock. Second, it’s rarely called “seitan,” because no one other than vegans have even heard of it. Instead, you’ll find it in the “fake meats” section, usually found with the tofu, but sometimes there’s a freezer section as well. Almost all...

Where to Buy Tempeh in the Grocery Store?

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Tempeh is a lot easier to find than it used to be, but can still be a challenge. If a store has tempeh, it will almost always be right next to the tofu, which is usually either by the produce or dairy sections. If your go-to grocery store just doesn’t have it, you have 2 options that will likely succeed. First, if you have a Whole Foods near by, it’s your best option. Not only do they...