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i'm going vegan tomorrow! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
just went shopping and i am wondering if these are considered vegan or not:<br><br>
gelatin<br><br>
yogurt cultures<br><br>
honey<br><br>
yeast<br><br><br><br>
they are all living or made from living creatures, so i was just wondering. some help here would be hot!
 

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Gelatin is made from hoves and such.. definetly not vegan. Yogurt cultures are diary.. which means they are from a cow or goat.. so that's not vegan.<br><br>
Oh the honey debate. Although many say that eating honey doesn't hurt the animal (bug) that produces it, honey is still an animal derived product. I suggest avoiding it, for this reason.. but others may object. I guess it's up to you.<br><br>
Yeast is perfectly fine, I believe. It isn't really an animal, is it? I thought it was just a grain of some sort.. that produces gas (to make dough puff up). Maybe I'm wrong. I hope not <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Yeast is fine. Gelatin is not only not vegan, it's not even vegetarian, any more than meat broth is. (Watch out for gelatin in all kinds of products, including candy.
 

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What are yeasts?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://genome-www.stanford.edu/Saccharomyces/VL-what_are_yeast.html" target="_blank">http://genome-www.stanford.edu/Sacch...are_yeast.html</a>
 

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congrats stvspl !!!!!!<br><br>
what an exciting day for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> (and the animals)<br><br>
stellar said it all .....<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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Definitely watch out for GELATIN! I have found it in these products and more:<br><br><br><br>
-Marshmallows (even the hard cereal kinds.)<br><br>
-Candy of various kinds esp. chewy kinds like jelly beans, starbursts, etc. although starburst jelly beans do not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
-Sour cream<br><br>
-Jello (duh)<br><br>
-some granola bars and nutrition-type bars<br><br>
-frosting on poptarts and cereal bars<br><br><br><br>
It's a sneaky little bugger. It appears where you least expect it!
 

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You can buy vegetarian "gelatin" similar to Jell-O. The brand I like is made by Hain, and it comes in several fruit flavors. You can see the package here: <a href="http://differentdaisy.safeshopper.com/475/1478.htm?93" target="_blank">http://differentdaisy.safeshopper.com/475/1478.htm?93</a><br><br><br><br>
Yeasts are microscopic single-celled organisms (not grains <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> ). They're considered vegan.<br><br><br><br>
Yogurt is made from dairy, but thankfully, soy yogurts are available. Here's one review of Whole Soy Yogurt: <a href="http://www.vegfamily.com/product-reviews/whole-soy-yogurt.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vegfamily.com/product-rev...soy-yogurt.htm</a>
 

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Thanks for the update! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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StvSpl,<br><br><br><br>
(I always think of Steve Spielberg when I see your name.) If my experience is anything to go by, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">, you'll discover that figuring out what's vegan and what's not is a long process. Dairy derivatives are found in soooo much food! Don't get discouraged, and just remember, every bit you do helps. I find myself doing a lot more cooking and baking than I ever did before. For you, as a teenager, it will be a lot more difficult. Don't castigate yourself if, because of your circumstances, you find yourself knowingly consuming some foods that are not vegan. Just remember that you're on the right path, and, as I said, every bit you do helps, even if you are not able to be completely vegan. (And, as a matter of fact, none of us are!)
 

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Strawberry made a good list there. As far as chewy candy goes, that means 99.9% of gummy anything. Correct me if I am wrong, but jelly bellys are vegan though. Asian markets do make these gummy like candies that are made out of mung bean flower or something (help me out here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )that can be pretty good.<br><br><br><br>
A good thing about many of the soy yogurts, is that you can find ones with active cultures.
 

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The active cultures in most soy yogurts aren't dairy derived, so they're vegan. Technically, the cultures are alive, but are simple organisms like yeast is.<br><br><br><br>
Honey is technically not vegan, and a lot of honey bees do get killed in the production of honey. Also, there are a lot of solid arguments about the environmental damage that has been done by domesticating honey bees (loss of native bee species, for instance). I guess it all depends on how strict you want to be. For me, I try to avoid it, but I have to admit that it's really hard to find a commercially made whole grain bread that doesn't have honey in it.<br><br><br><br>
A big one that I've been burned on in the past is Casein, which is milk protein. It's in most "non-dairy" creamers, and it's also in a lot of brands of soy cheese.
 

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That's great!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
I would never be allowed to go vegan. But when i become an adult i hope....
 

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Gelatin is made of animals. So it's not vegan<br><br>
Yogurt cultures aren't vegan<br><br>
Honey isn't vegan, though it's highly debated in the vegan community<br><br>
yeast is Ok unless you're allergic to it. It's vegan<br><br><br><br>
And also watch out for other products. There are a few dairy derivatives to watch out for, namely:<br><br>
Lactose - The sugar in milk. This is the obvious one<br><br>
Casein - A milk protein. it's in some soy cheeses<br><br>
Whey - A byproduct of the cheese-making process, in which the curds solidify to become cheese, and the whey is liquid, is drained off, and it used as a filler ingredient in some foods.
 

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I have a big thing for carob but the other day when I was reading the ingredients on a label of carob coated ginger pieces (as I was eating one) I noticed it said may contain traces of dairy. What's with that? I thought carob was a vegan alternative to milk chocolate....I'm disappointed.
 

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hi aus chic ....<br><br>
don't be too disappointed!<br><br>
you will find this written on products that are more than likely have been made on the same machinery as products that contain dairy.<br><br>
carob is vegan, yes!
 

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Congrads on the vegan thing. I have some resources if you want. I'd prefere to email it to you directly as it's pages and pages of recipies and stuff tha5t i put together a few years ago. PM me your email and I'll send it right over
 

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I want to be vegan again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br>
(parents MADE me stop!)<br><br>
Danny
 
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