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Is Canola Oil Vegan?

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Yes, canola oil is almost always, if not always vegan. It comes from a certain type of rapeseed plant, namely any plant in the Brassicaceae plant family. Here’s an example of one. The seeds of the plants are heated and then crushed, and the oil from the seeds is extracted using a hexane solvent. Nowhere in this process should it every come in contact with animal products, which is why...

Is Citric Acid Vegan?

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Yes, citric acid is vegan. It’s a chemical that naturally occurs in citrus fruits (lemons, limes oranges, etc.). Given that it comes from fruits and is easily obtainable, all citric acid that you’ll find comes from these plant sources, and is therefore vegan. It was first isolated in a lab in 1784 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele using lemon juice. You’ll often find citric acid added to...

The Complete Guide to Which Jelly Beans Brands Are Vegan

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Going vegan isn’t easy if you’re a jelly bean lover. Many of the most popular jelly beans are not vegan, although some are depending on your personal definition of being vegan (I’ll explain shortly). I’ve put together this guide to help you know which popular brands are and aren’t vegan-friendly. The most common non-vegan ingredients to look out for are: Beeswax Gelatin Food coloring...

Is Xanthan Gum Vegan

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Verdict: Most xantham gum is vegan, but you’ll have to contact the manufacturer to be 100% sure. For such a small and not particularly common ingredient, this was a fairly tricky one to get to the bottom of. The reason why is that is produced by fermenting a specific type of bacteria. The problem is that there are many different ingredients used to culture it. This includes: Sugar cane...

Is Emergen-C Vegan? [Updated]

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I have good news and bad news. Some Emergen-C products are vegan, and some are not. Considering all their product lines and flavors, looking through all the ingredients took a while! But now I can confidently break down which Emergen-C products are and aren’t vegan. There are 2 problem ingredients that I ran into: Honey powder – Honey is not vegan, and a few products contained this. Vitamin...

Is Calcium Chloride Vegan?

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Yes, calcium chloride is always vegan. It’s a form of calcium that’s often included used to firm up soybeans in tofu, or added to canned vegetables. It can even be used to de-ice roads. It’s made from one of two methods usually. One way is from Limestone (a stone is vegan) via a chemical reaction. Alternatively, it can be made by purifying brine, which is where most of the...

Is Srichacha Vegan?

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The original Huy Fong Srichacha sauce is vegan. Here are its ingredients: INGREDIENTS: Chili, sugar, garlic, salt, distilled vinegar, potassium sorbate, sodium bisulfite, and xanthan gum All of those are clearly vegan ingredients. However, if you’re buying a “srichacha” sauce that is made by a different company, it may not be vegan. These sauces often have similar, but different...

Is Lindt Dark Chocolate Vegan?

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Verdict: Some Lindt Dark Chocolate (Excellence bars) is vegan, and some is not. Most of the darker ones are in fact vegan, even if it’s not intentional. They consist of nothing but: Cocoa powder Cocoa butter Sugar Vanilla beans All of which are plant-based ingredients. However, some of their products do include milk fat, like their 78% Excellence bar. This may differ based on your country...

Is Tofutti Cream Cheese Vegan?

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To a strict vegan, tofutti cream cheese is not vegan because it contains palm oil. However, some vegans are okay with it, so make your own call. Here’s the full ingredients list: WATER, EXPELLER PROCESSED NATURAL OIL BLEND (SOYBEAN, PALM FRUIT AND OLIVE), MALTODEXTRIN, NON-GMO (SOY PROTEIN, TOFU), NON-DAIRY LACTIC ACID, BLEND OF NATURAL GUMS (LOCUST BEAN, GUAR, CELLULOSE AND XANTHAN)...

Is Red Wine Vinegar Vegan?

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There’s no one answer for this question. Some red wine vinegars are vegan, and some are not. It depends on the type of red wine used. Red wine vinegar is simple to make, combining red wine with a “mother” (bacteria) and water over time. There’s no non-vegan ingredients involved other than potentially the wine itself. To find out if a specific red wine vinegar is vegan...

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