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I recently found out some sugar is refined with bone char to help whiten it, therefore making it not vegan. How can you tell what kind of sugar is vegan? And if sugar is listed as an ingredient for a food, how can you tell if the sugar is safe to eat?
 

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You probably can't unless you wrote to the manufacturer and asked. I heard that Jack Frost sugar is not refined with bone char so I buy that for home. Mostly I use Florida Crystals unless I'm baking. Then I use the Jack Frost.
 

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Alot of it depends of your region. In the midwest, we have granulated sugar. Granulated sugar comes from beets and is not filtered with bone char.
 

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I buy RAW sugar.. Thats probly the best bet.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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If it's listed as an ingrediant but the source of the sugar is not specifically mentioned, your best bet is calling/writing the company or avoiding the food.<br><br><br><br>
Most (though not all) organic/raw sugars are vegan, so you can stick with those.<br><br><br><br>
I did the whole thing with only vegan sugar for a few months, but then I gave it up. It seemed like such a small, far off thing to me that was turning interested people off to becoming vegan. Plus, it was a pain to explain to everyone. BUT, if you want to cut out nonvegan sugar, more power to you!<br><br><br><br>
Oh, and a tip: anything that ends in "ose" is sugar. Examples: sucralose, glucose, lactose (which is milk as well), amongst others, are all sugar derived or sugar based.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck and healthy eating!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jennifer89</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I did the whole thing with only vegan sugar for a few months, but then I gave it up. It seemed like such a small, far off thing to me that was turning interested people off to becoming vegan. Plus, it was a pain to explain to everyone. BUT, if you want to cut out nonvegan sugar, more power to you!</div>
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Ditto. Good luck!
 

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Raw sugars are definitely the way to go, they taste better anyways.</div>
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Raw sugar reminds me of brown sugar, because of the taste, not the look (though the look does help).<br><br><br><br>
I remember tracking a long discussion on brown sugar and weather it reached the point of being processed through bone char or not. Did anyone ever draw a conclusion on that?
 

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No, but this thread makes me want to burst into song. Anyone else?<br><br><br><br>
...oh honey honey...<br><br><br><br>
If you're vegan, should you sing, "Sugar...oh, agave agave..."?
 
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