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How do I find this. And how do I know if they used bone char or whatever that is?
 

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I'm almost positive any raw sugar isn't processed with bone char [like turbinando]. Also, if you're looking on food packaging, Evaporated cane juice is safe too. :]<br><br>
I know there are others, but that's all I can think of at the moment.
 

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ebony, if you have Pioneer or Big Chief in the grocery store near you (I'm sure they sell it at Meijer, Spartan Stores, etc.), it's made from beet sugar, is vegan, and is made right in Michigan. More here: <a href="http://www.michigansugar.com" target="_blank">http://www.michigansugar.com</a>
 

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Two vegan options are Date Sugar or Coconut Sap Sugar... There are many others that don't necessarily have the same "sugar" consistency but are great for sweetening things up like Lucuma powder.
 

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I buy raw sugar in the bulk section of Whole Foods. Agave nectar is a great replacement for honey, and rice syrup has a nice carmel quality.<br>
I've never heard of coconut sap sugar, or Lucuma.
 

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Labels that indicate sugar is vegan:<br>
vegan<br>
unrefined cane sugar<br>
evaporated cane juice<br>
beet sugar<br>
raw sugar<br><br>
Whole Foods sells sugar labeled "vegan." Smart and Final sells evaporated cane juice or unrefined cane sugar. Many groceries sell raw sugar.<br><br>
If you can't find vegan sugar, you can use sugar alternatives:<br>
agave nectar<br>
stevia<br>
maple syrup<br>
molasses<br>
rice syrup<br>
fruit juice
 

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I've got a question regarding Grape sugar and berry sugar, which I use in baking. Are they considered Vegan?? I'm curious as I'm new to being Vegan and want to weed out the non Vegan sugars from my pantry.
 

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Agave is ok to use every now and again, but I wouldn't recommend using it if you were were to need a liquid sweetener often. I'd switch it up with Yakon Syrup, Raw Honey Blackstrap molasses... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Clare</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2942823"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Agave is ok to use every now and again, but I wouldn't recommend using it if you were were to need a liquid sweetener often. I'd switch it up with Yakon Syrup, Raw Honey Blackstrap molasses... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Honey is definitly not vegan!<br>
I found this by Joanne Stepanick that was particularly of interest:<br><a href="http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qasugar.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qasugar.htm</a>
 

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Honey is definitly not vegan!<br>
I found this by Joanne Stepanick that was particularly of interest:<br><a href="http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qasugar.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qasugar.htm</a></div>
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Sorry I didn't mean to add that this time, I'm just used to adding it to raw sweetener lists on my website (raw honey, that is.. not regular store bought) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Anyone know about high fructose corn syrup? From what I know about the processing it should be vegan, but I could be wrong.<br><br>
Plenty of reasons to avoid it vegan or not, still curious though (I cringe at those stupid 'sweet surprise' ads.)
 

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i thought beet sugar was bad (gmo?) and cane sugar was good?
 

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I think high fructose corn syrup is vegan (I sure hope it is- it's in Campbell's Tomato Soup and I am addicted to that, unfortunately) but a lot of vegans avoid it because it's bad for you, and many people are vegan for health reasons. Same reason they/we avoid hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils.<br><br>
I use Florida Crystals raw sugar. I've converted my family to using just that too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><a href="http://www.ehomedelivery.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/170x170/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/7/5/7577931116.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.ehomedelivery.com/shop/me...7577931116.jpg</a>
 

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So then if the bag says "Pure Cane Sugar", it's been processed through bone char? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Darn. I'll call up the company tomorrow (missed their business closing time by seconds lol) I bought the store brand because it was the cheapest and figured since I've heard that beet sugar is cheaper for companies to make than the cane sugar that goes through bone char, that I'd be safe with a cheap brand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Guess not.
 

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So then if the bag says "Pure Cane Sugar", it's been processed through bone char? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Darn. I'll call up the company tomorrow (missed their business closing time by seconds lol) I bought the store brand because it was the cheapest and figured since I've heard that beet sugar is cheaper for companies to make than the cane sugar that goes through bone char, that I'd be safe with a cheap brand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Guess not.</div>
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Not necessarily... some do, don't. Here's a list I found:<br><a href="http://www.veganproducts.org/sugar.html" target="_blank">http://www.veganproducts.org/sugar.html</a><br>
I've seen Pioneer and Jack Frost sugar in regular stores, at regular sugar prices. I don't believe any of the ordinary (besides organic or raw) sugar co. specify on their package. They should.
 

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Thanks for the link <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
My sugar isn't listed on there but I don't really use it for much anyway. Just baking. and I just got a bottle of agave nectar to try, so I can survive without sugar lol The agave is actually pretty good too. I had it on bananas yesterday lol
 

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i thought beet sugar was bad (gmo?) and cane sugar was good?</div>
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Beet sugar may be genetically modified. You'll have to contact the company and ask. When a bag just says "sugar" it may have a mixture of beet and cane sugar.
 

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Anyone know about high fructose corn syrup? From what I know about the processing it should be vegan, but I could be wrong.</div>
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<br><a href="http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qasweet.htm" target="_blank">This article</a> says high fructose corn syrup is vegan, and <a href="http://www.vrg.org/ingredients/index.php#high_fructose_corn_syrup" target="_blank">the VRG list it as typically vegan</a>. I don't avoid it.
 

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Any organic sugar is safe from bone char I believe. Since they're not allowed to use inorganic ingredients in the process...
 

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Any organic sugar is safe from bone char I believe. Since they're not allowed to use inorganic ingredients in the process...</div>
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Huh? Bone char is most certainly an organic ingredient. Organic growers typically add bone meal to their soil. Besides, bone char is not an <i>ingredient</i> of the sugar. It is an ingredient of the filter used to filter the sugar.
 
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