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Is A1 Vegan? A Cruelty-Free Steak Sauce Guide

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Is A1 vegan? Technically yes, but the company has a history of animal abuse. Read on for more info, as well as a few vegan steak sauce brands & homemade vegan steak sauce recipe! Note: Want to support our site and spread a positive vegan message? Check out our vegan t shirt collection <3 Have you chosen to live a vegan lifestyle? You are not alone. According to recent statistics, there are at least 1.62 million of us in America. Like me, you decided that precious animal life does not have to be sacrificed for our needs or pleasure. Even simple things like condiments can have animal products hidden in the ingredient list. Do you like savory sauce with your...

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Is Sriracha Vegan? A Spicy Vegan Sriracha Recipe Guide

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Is sriracha vegan? The short answer is yes. Sriracha does not contain any animal ingredients which makes it suitable for vegan consumption. Read on to learn how to make your own sriracha, as well as a few delicious vegan sriracha recipes. Note: If you want to support our site and help spread compassion please check out our vegan clothing shop <3 Dairy-free condiments are healthy and delicious alternatives to add flavor to any type of diet. Sriracha sauce is one of the most widely-available, inexpensive, and delicious vegan choices to infuse spice and flavor to soups, plant-based snacks, noodles, and even breakfast items. This is because sriracha sauce reunites an amalgam of bold and intense flavors: the sweetness of sugar,...

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Are Flour Tortillas Vegan?

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Flour tortillas have many delicious variations and most traditional recipes have evolved over time to remove animal-based ingredients, however the question remains, are flour tortillas vegan? How do you know if certain flour tortillas conform to your vegan lifestyle? Let's take a look! Flour Tortilla Ingredients Flour Tortillas typically have very few ingredients which is appealing to those of us who live a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. Flour, baking soda, salt, oil, water and sometimes a pinch of sugar are the ingredients that it takes to make them. They are simple, clean and easy to pair with any style of cooking you enjoy. Even though Mexican style food seems to be a recurring theme with tortillas, if we think outside the...

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Is Lactic Acid Vegan?

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As a vegan, you're probably in the habit of reading ingredient lists carefully. Most of the time, it's pretty easy to tell whether a food contains any animal products or not, but some ingredients can seem a bit more ambiguous. Lactic acid is one of those ingredients that can cause confusion. Is lactic acid vegan, or not? The term "lactic acid" itself is the root of the confusion here. The prefix "lac" means milk, and this leads many people to believe that lactic acid is derived from milk. However, this is a misconception. Lactic acid is typically derived from vegetable sources, so if your favorite foods contain this ingredient, don't panic - they're most likely vegan. Keep reading to learn...

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Are Tortillas Vegan? Everything you Need to Know About Tortillas

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Most vegans and vegetarians ask the same questions when it comes to tortillas. Are tortillas vegan, are Chipotle tortillas vegan, are flour tortillas vegan and are mission tortillas vegan? I won't bury the lede. Generally, tortillas are vegan. However, prior to the 1990's wheat flour tortillas were sometimes not vegan because they contained lard as one of their ingredients. This is usually not the case today due to a rise in health concerns. However, many animal derived ingredients find their way into various processed foods today. You may still come across some wheat flour tortillas that contain lard but it is far less likely because the majority of tortilla companies now use vegetable oil. In addition to this, corn flour...

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Are Life Saver Mints Vegan?

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The Life Saver mint, created in 1913, is  the first flavor of Life Savers  ever created. The vegan nature of Life Saver mints is an ongoing debate of “What comes from where?” As recently as late last year, vegan bloggers, and even PETA were still researching and debating the vegan nature of this popular candy by the Wrigley company. The question is raised upon learning that one ingredient in the basic recipe of the mint is sourced from animals. However, a synthetic version of the same ingredient can also be manufactured from non-animal sources. Still, Wrigley’s wasn't clear in their answer as to whether their pioneering product is vegan or not. Life Saver Mint Ingredients Sugar Corn syrup High fructose...

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Are Donuts Vegan? A Vegan Donut Recipe Guide

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Ah, the famous, round pastry that the world swoons over! They come jelly-filled, glazed, powdered, chocolate-covered, or pumped with Boston crème pie filling. Recalling its dense, moist texture already has you craving one. Hold on just a moment! Are donuts vegan? I bet you're thinking, “I sure hope so!” They look innocent enough, but how are they so fluffy yet dense? Let's take a look at a regular donut's ingredients. Common Donut Ingredients yeast water milk white sugar salt eggs shortening all-purpose flour vegetable oil (used for frying) butter powdered sugar vanilla extract Are Donuts Vegan? Unfortunately, most donuts that you may come in contact with are not vegan. Donuts are usually made with more than one dairy product. The...

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Is Caramel Vegan? An Easy Vegan Caramel Recipe

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Caramel, a delicious treat that society can never agree on how to pronounce, is an important part of any desert menu. That gelatinous coffee-and-cream-colored substance might as well have been invented by angels or aliens—it looks like the tasty byproduct of an otherworldly "pleather" manufacturer, the product of a practical joke where someone decided to pour in melted sugar instead of plastic. What is up with caramel anyway? How is it made? And most importantly—is caramel vegan? The answer is often no. Most agree that a vegan diet is healthy and great for the planet, but many also hold back from going full vegan because they think it will limit their flavor options and prevent them from eating the foods...

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Is Sherbet Vegan? A Vegan Sherbert Guide With Recipes

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What Is Sherbet? Sherbert happens to be a very common misspelling of the frozen dessert sherbet. However, if you hear people pronouncing it, either way, they are all talking about the same delicious frozen dessert. However, there is also a bit of confusion when it comes to sherbets and sorbets. Sorbet is like Sherbet's vegan cousin. Unlike Sherbets, Sorbets do not contain any dairy products which makes it the perfect treat for those who happen to be lactose-intolerant. Click here to learn more about Sherbets. Common Sherbet/Sherbert Ingredients Ice cream Milk Sugar Egg whites Gelatin Sweetened fruit juice Some people might think that it is near impossible to create a tasty frozen dessert without the help of an ice cream...

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Is Riboflavin Vegan? A Plant Based Riboflavin Guide

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Vegans care about our planet and all its creatures. Adherents respect the right to live of every inhabitant of Earth and are dedicated to avoiding animal mistreatment and cruelty. For these reasons, vegans, to the best of their ability, steer clear of eating animals or anything containing animal products. Meat, fish, seafood, dairy, honey and eggs all make the Do Not Eat list. In addition, clothing made from or containing things like leather and fur and products tested on living creatures are taboo. While avoiding animal-based foodstuffs is simple enough when planning meals, things get complicated when a vegan is faced with taking nutritional supplements. Since animal-free diets do not always provide necessary amounts of some nutrients to keep people...

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