Is the Vitamin D in Cereal Vegan? (And Does It Matter?)

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You may have experienced this yourself: You’re checking whether a certain cereal is vegan. It looks good until you get to the end of the ingredient list and you see: “Vitamin D.” No other details…. What’s a vegan to think? Is the vitamin D in cereal vegan? The vitamin D added to cereal is usually … Read more Is the Vitamin D in Cereal Vegan? (And Does It Matter?)

Is Sorbitan Monostearate Vegan? (E491)

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Chemical names in our food can be unsettling—especially as vegans. When I saw “sorbitan monostearate” listed as an ingredient recently and then struggled to find good information on it… I knew I had to do some research and write an article to help others out! So, is sorbitan monostearate vegan? Sorbitan monostearate (E491) is a … Read more Is Sorbitan Monostearate Vegan? (E491)

Is Croscarmellose Sodium Vegan? (E468)

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The other day, I saw the ingredient “croscarmellose sodium” listed on the package for some multivitamins. Besides that one ingredient, all the other ingredients seemed very simple and straight-forward… So as a label-reading vegan, I became curious. Is croscarmellose sodium vegan? Croscarmellose sodium (E468) is considered vegan. It is mainly a product of cellulose, which … Read more Is Croscarmellose Sodium Vegan? (E468)

Is Lactobacillus Vegan? Does It Contain Dairy?

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For vegans and those with lactose/dairy issues, any ingredient including “lacto” in the name tends to raise concerns. But as we’ve seen with other ingredients (like lactic acid), it doesn’t always mean the food contains milk. So what about lactobacillus probiotics? Is Lactobacillus vegan? Lactobacillus probiotics are generally vegan, as they are bacteria—not an animal … Read more Is Lactobacillus Vegan? Does It Contain Dairy?

Is Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Vegan? Does It Contain Dairy?

Is sodium stearoyl lactylate vegan?

I remember when I first went vegan, I went to the grocery store and read the ingredients on all the bread. I remember being stumped by this ingredient: Sodium stearoyl lactylate. “Lactylate” sounds like it could be from milk… But is it? Is sodium stearoyl lactylate vegan? Sodium stearoyl lactylate (E481) is typically vegan. It … Read more Is Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Vegan? Does It Contain Dairy?