Many people who keep kosher have noticed that vegan foods tend to be kosher due to not including meat or milk products. But when you really dig into the details, there’s actually a lot more to consider. So, is all vegan food kosher? All vegan food is basically kosher—but it depends on how strictly you … Read more Is All Vegan Food Kosher? Not Quite. Here Are 5 Exceptions
It’s pretty obvious that something like “milk chocolate” isn’t vegan—it has “milk” in the name. But what about cocoa powder itself? Is cocoa powder vegan? Cocoa powder, in its pure form, is vegan. If “cocoa” is the only ingredient on the label, there are no animal products in it. However, some cocoa products do have … Read more Is Cocoa Powder Vegan?
Seitan is delicious. If you haven’t had it before, you’re in for a treat. But you also might have no idea where to buy this “wheat meat” stuff! If that’s you, I can help. Where can you buy seitan? Health food stores and natural foods stores will almost always have seitan. Grocery stores with an … Read more Where to Buy Seitan & How to Find It in the Grocery Store
“Lactic acid” really sounds like it might not be vegan… But that’s just because it sounds similar to “lactose,” which is in milk. As it happens, lactic acid is something else entirely. Is lactic acid vegan? Yes, lactic acid is vegan. Commercial lactic acid is typically fermented from vegetables like corn starch, potatoes, or molasses, making … Read more Is Lactic Acid Vegan? What About Sodium Lactate?
Which energy drinks are vegan? What is taurine, and is it really made from bull testicles? Are the BCAAs in Bang energy drink really sourced from animals? Today we’re talking all about vegan energy drinks! If you want to check if a specific brand of energy drink is vegan, click the brand to skip to … Read more The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Energy Drinks
Figuring out if candy can be classified as vegan or not can be tough. There are quite a few debates out there about what exactly defines a food as “vegan.” Plus there are so many weird ingredients in candy! We’ll be doing our best today to examine if Nerds candies are vegan. Are Nerds vegan? … Read more Are Nerds Vegan? What About Nerds Rope & Other Candies?
If you’re new to veganism, it can be confusing to keep track of the difference between vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, flexitarians, and so on! One particular issue is the common confusion over whether vegans can eat fish. So, do vegans eat fish? Vegans do not eat fish, as they do not eat any animal products. The … Read more Do Vegans Eat Fish?
I was recently surprised to hear from multiple different people that their sense of smell improved after going vegan. Personally, I did not experience this, maybe because I have allergies that get in the way of my sense of smell in general. But I was curious to look into the issue a bit deeper! So, … Read more Do Vegans Have a Heightened Sense of Smell?
I love peanut butter. And that didn’t change when I went vegan—I still eat peanut butter regularly. Usually, I choose the most natural brands that only have peanuts in the ingredients. But sometimes I get tempted by name brands like Skippy or Jif that include more extra ingredients. Is Skippy peanut butter vegan? Skippy peanut … Read more Is Skippy Peanut Butter Vegan?
Nutritional yeast is delicious. It’s great on popcorn, salads, pasta, rice and beans, and more. But if you’re new to buying it, you may not know where to look in the store. As a 12-year vegan, I have experience finding nutritional yeast in many, many different stores. So, where is nutritional yeast in the grocery … Read more Where to Find Nutritional Yeast in the Grocery Store (With Pics)