Additives

Additives: vegan or not?

 

The addition of substances to products to add flavor, texture or color or as preservatives is something that is of concern to ethical vegans. How do we know which of these strange or even familiar ingredients are animal-derived?

Additives: vegan or not?

 

The addition of substances to products to add flavor, texture or color or as preservatives is something that is of concern to ethical vegans. How do we know which of these strange or even familiar ingredients are animal-derived?

VEGAN is pleased to be able to offer a list of additives with indications of which are definitely and which are possibly derived from animal sources. Please note that this list, though extensive, cannot claim to be exhaustive. In some instances it has not been possible to determine the origin of the substance and such cases have been indicated in the list. If you come across any errors or are able to add to this list, please let us know .

One thing to bear in mind is that just because something is listed here as vegan does not necessarily mean that it is good for you.


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Vegan
Not vegan
May or may not be vegan
Origin unknown


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Acesulfame K
Acetic Acid
Acetone Peroxide
Acetylated mono & diglycerides
Acid casein
Acidulant
Acrylic Acid
Activated Carbon
Adipic Acid
Adrenaline
Agar
Agar-Agar
Alanine
Albumen
Albumin
Alcloxa
Aldioxa
Algin
Alginic Acid
Aliphatic Alcohol
Allantoin
Alligator Skin
Alpha Tocopherol
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids
Alum
Ambergris
Amino Acid
Aminosuccinate Acid
Amylase
Anatto
Animal Fats & Oils
Animal Hair
Anticaking Agent
Antioxidant
Arabic
Arachidonic Acid
Arachidyl Propionate
Arginine
Artificial Coloring
Artificial Flavor
Ascorbic Acid
Aspartame
Aspartic Acid
Autolyzed Yeast Extract


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BHA
BHT
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Bee Pollen
Beeswax
Beet Sugar
Bentonite
Benzoyl Peroxide
Beta Carotene
Bioflavinoids
Biotin
Blood
Boar Bristles
Bone Char
Bone Meal
Brewer's Yeast
Bromelain
Butylated Hydroxyanisole
Butylated Hydroxytoluene
Butyric Acid


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Calciferol
Calcium Carbonate
Calcium Caseinate
Calcium Pantothenate
Calcium Phosphate
Calcium Propionate
Calcium Stearate
Calcium Sulfate
Calfskin
Candelilla Wax
Cane Sugar
Capric Acid
Caproic Acid
Capryl Betaine
Caprylamine Oxide
Caprylic Acid
Caprylic Triglyceride
Caramel Color
Carbamide
Carbohydrate
Carmine
Carminic Acid
Carnauba Wax
Carotene
Carotenoid
Carrageenan
Casein
Caseinate
Castor
Castor Oil
Castoreum
Cat Gut
Cellulose Gum
Ceta Flava
Cetyl Alcohol
Cetyl Palmitate
Charcoal
Chelating Agent
Chitosan
Cholesterin
Cholesterol
Choline Bitartrate
Citric Acid
Civet
Clarifying Agent
Cochineal
Cocoa Butter
Cod Liver Oil
Coenzyme
Collagen
Color
Corn Gluten
Corticosteroid
Cortisone
Cream of Tartar
Curing Agent
Cysteine
Cystine


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DavanSweet
Dexpanthenol
Dextrose
Diatomaceous Earth
Diglyceride
Dimethyl Stearamine
Disodium Inosinate
Distillation
Distilled Vinegar
Dough Conditioner
Down
Drying Agent
Duodenum Substances
Dyes


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Egg Protein
Elastin
Emu Oil
Emulsifier
Enzyme
Ergocalciferol
Ergosterol
Essential Oil
Estrace
Estradiol
Estrogen
Ethanol
Ethyl Alcohol
Ethyl Vanillin


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FD&C Colors
Fat
Fatty Acid
Feathers
Fermentation
Fermentation Aid
Fining Agent
Fish Liver Oil
Fish Oil
Fish Scales
Flavor Enhancer
Foaming Agent
Folic Acid
Fructose
Fumaric Acid


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Gel
Gelatin
Glucose
Glucose Tyrosinase
Glutamic Acid
Gluten
Glyceride
Glycerin
Glycerine
Glycerol
Glyceryis
Glycine
Glycreth
Guanine
Guar Gum
Gypsum


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Hexanoic Acid
Hide Glue
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Honey
Honey Comb
Horse Hair
Humectant
Hyaluronic Acid
Hydrocortisone
Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogenation
Hydrolyzed Animal Protein


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Imidazolidinyl Urea
Insulin
Invert Sugar
Invert Sugar Syrup
Isinglass
Isopropyl Lanolate
Isopropyl Myristate
Isopropyl Palmitate


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L-Cysteine  
Lac-resin
Lactalbumin
Lactase
Lactic Acid
Lactose
Laneth
Lanogene
Lanolin
Lanolin Alcohol
Lanosterois
Lard
Leather
Leavening Agent
Lecithin
Levulose
Lime
Linoleic Acid
Lipase
Lipids
Lipoids
Locust Bean Gum


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MSG
Magnesium Stearate
Maleic Acid
Malic Acid
Malt
Malt Extract
Maltodextrin
Maltol
Maltose
Mannitol
Maple Sugar
Maple Syrup
Methionine
Methyl Paraben
Milk Protein
Mineral Oil
Mink Oil
Modified Foodstarch
Molasses
Monoglyceride
Monosodium Glutamate
Musk (oil)
Myristal Ether Sulfate
Myristic Acid
Myristyis


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Natural Coloring
Natural Flavor
Natural Sources
Niacin
Norbixin
Nucleic Acids
Nutrasweet
Nutritional Yeast
Nutritive Sweetener


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Ocenol
Octyl Dodecanol
Oil
Oleic Acid
Oleoresin
Olestra
Oleths
Oleyl Alcohol
Oleyl Arachidate
Oleyl Imidazoline
Oleyl Myristate
Oleyl Oleate
Oleyl Stearate
Oxidizing Agent


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Palmitamine
Palmitate
Palmitic Acid
Pancreatin
Panthenol
Pantothenic Acid
Papain
Paprika
Paraffin
Pepsin
Phenylalanine
Placenta
Polyacrylomite
Polydextrose
Polyethylene
Polyglycerol
Polyoxyethylene (20) Sorbitan Monooleate
Polyoxyethylene (20) Sorbitan Monostearate
Polypeptides
Polysorbate
Polysorbate 60
Polysorbate 65
Polysorbate 80
Potassium Acid Tartrate
Potassium Bitartrate
Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate
Potassium Sorbate
Preservative
Pristane
Processing Aid
Progesterone
Propanoic Acid
Propolis
Propylene Glycol
Protease
Protein
Provitamin A
Provitamin B-5
Provitamin D-2
Pyridoxine


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RNA
Reducing Agent
Rennet
Rennin
Resin
Resinous Glaze
Riboflavin
Ribonucleic Acid
Rice Syrup
Rosin
Royal Jelly


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Sable Brushes
Saccharin
Saccharose
Sea Turtle Oil
Sequestering Agent
Shark Liver Oil
Sheepskin
Shellac
Silk
Simplesse
Snails
Soda Ash
Sodium Benzoate
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Carbonate
Sodium Caseinate
Sodium Hydroxide
Sodium Nitrate
Sodium Pantothenate
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate
Sodium Tallowate
Sorbic Acid
Sorbitan
Sorbitol
Spermaceti
Sqealane
Sqealene
Stabilizer
Starch
Stearamide
Stearamine
Stearamine Oxide
Stearates
Stearic Acid
Stearic Hydazide
Stearone
Stearoxytrimethylsilane
Stearyl - anything with this in its name
Steroids
Sucanat
Sucanat Granulated with Honey
Succinic Acid
Sucrose
Suede
Suet
Sunette
Surface-active Agents
Surface-finishing Agents


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TVP
Tallow (and anything with tallow in its name)
Tartaric Acid
Textured Vegetable Protein
Texturizer
Thiamin
Thiamin Mononitrate
Triterpene Alcohols
Trypsin
Tumeric
Turbinado Sugar
Turtle Oil
Tyrosine


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Unmodified Food Starch
Unmodified Starch
Urea
Uric Acid


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Vanilla
Vanilla Extract
Vanillin
Vinegar
Vinegar, distilled
Vital Wheat Gluten
Vitamin
Vitamin A
Vitamin B-1
Vitamin B-12
Vitamin B-2
Vitamin B-3
Vitamin B-5
Vitamin B-6
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin H


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Wax
Wheat Gluten
Whey
Whine
Wool
Wool Fat
Wool wax


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Xanthan Gum


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Yeast Extract


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Zein



Insert date: 2009.05.16 Last update: 2010.03.08

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