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#1 Old 10-22-2005, 08:54 PM
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ay i just bought Organic Macaroni & Cheese from Whole Foods I'm wondering if lipase is vegetarian. Its in the Parmesan Cheese. Is it similar to rennet cuz i dont eat that.



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#2 Old 10-22-2005, 09:01 PM
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http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsSupplements/Lipasecs.html
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#3 Old 10-22-2005, 09:03 PM
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lipase can be non-vegetarian. http://www.vrg.org/press/97juningred.htm says that it is typically derived from hogs. i suggest asking the company about their source.
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I did a Google search, looks like it can be either, I'd recommend contacting the company.



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#5 Old 10-22-2005, 09:06 PM
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Lipase is an enzyme that interacts with lipids (in food, lipids are fats and oils).



They can be synthetic or biological - check with the company which one it uses.
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#6 Old 10-22-2005, 09:09 PM
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I just send an email to whole foods thanx 4 helping me. ill post the response here later.
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