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I used to think that these were always animal derived until I saw them in certain vegan products. How do the vegans here handle them? Like, if you see monoglycerides in bread can you assume they probably aren't animal derived as they are the only possible in there? I can't believe that so many breads would have animal ingredients...I mean it's BREAD! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> What proportion of mono- and diglycerides in food are animal derived?<br><br><br><br>
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I don;t know about the proportions. Many companies don't even know because they always change their sources. The onlt sure way is if it says from vegetables sources on in. Or if it says that it is vegan.
 

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The mono and diglycerides in all Giant brand breads are vegetable-derived. Similarly, Giant brand granola is vegan, many of their cookies are...<br><br><br><br>
So, when it doubt, go for the Super G. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Both mono- and digycerides are basically fatty acid chains, so if I'm purchasing something like bread (an item that I don't really want any fat in anyway. I'll save the fat for something like delicious candy) I usually forgo it and buy another brand.<br><br><br><br>
Otherwise, it's best to contact the company for info if it's for an item that you purchase regularly. Unfortunately, I haven't had such great response from any company I've ever contact about derivation of ingredients, they all like to act like where they get their vitamin D is a huge proprietary mystery whose revelation will bring about the downfall of empires. But I might be jinxed and you'll have better luck.
 

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Mon and diglycerides, also known as E471, can be derived from almost anything. This includes meat or soy. Get in touch with the manufacturer to see if it's from a vegetarian source. If the package states that the product is vegetarian, you can be sure it's not from meat. But get in touch with the manufacturer if you aren't sure. It can be hard though, because numbers E471-9 are in almost everything, and are from a variety of sources.
 

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I avoid them unless I see "vegetable derived." As for bread, if you read around you'll always find a brand that doesn't have them, or go to your local bakery and ask if they feature any breads without them.
 
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