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I just made some Chocolate Soymilk with Chocolate syrup and soymilk, then y cousins frend said i couldn't drink it because theres salt in the syrup. and i wasn't aware that i couldn't eat salt. something about animal bones. Is this true? anyway, i would appreciate it if some of you could tell me whats okay to eat and whats not okay. Like isit okay to eat Pizza crust? salt? etc. Thanx
 

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Forget about that. Your friend might have been thinking of sugar, some of which is processed using bone char, but aren't you new at this?

Don't make yourself nuts taking it that far just yet. Learn from authentic sources and make decisions from there. In the meantime, avoid the main categories in whole, as ingredients in food, and I'd also suggest avoiding anything that uses a variation of the word "casein" and whey.

There's more, but those are the biggies, and they'll get you up to speed fast. The rest is just gravy.
 

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yes I am vegetarian recently vegan. I guess your right, I'm pretty good at avoiding the biggies, like casein and whey and stuff.sometimes the little ones seem to slip past, the i feel guilty. lol, but i'm working on it.
 

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Relax angeldust. There's nothing wrong with salt except that excessive consumption is unhealthy. Salt is usually obtained either from the sea, or it is mined. (They have great salt mines in Poland. - And i mean great. It's like the 8th wonder of the world)

But don't sweat the small stuff. Don't worry about things like that just yet. And remember, be as strict as you feel comfortable with. The sugar issue does mean that some vegans don't use refined sugar, but some do use it, since the animal suffering is minimal. Here's one such example:

http://www.veganmeat.com/disclaimer.html

It all depends on strictness. Pick a leval of veg*nism you're comfortable with. Remember that you're doing your bit to lower animal cruelty, so don't feel disheartened if you slip up every now and then.
 

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ummm...... yea i'm pretty sure it is, i avoided using it because it has a cow on the back so i jus figured that it had dairy in it. But i read the back today and it doesn't.

So what if there is sugar in the ingredients, should i not eat it, because i like to be as strict as possible, and what about brown sugar, i eat that in my oatmeal.
 

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If it has sugar in it and you want to be as strict as possible, then no you shouldn't eat it unless you call the company and verify that no bones were used in the charring proccess. That seems a bit extreme to me.

I've avoided chocolate syrup because I thought it contained milk. I'll have to check it out next time I'm at the grocery, that'd be a cool find.
 

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Yeah, I've never seen chocolate syrup with dairy in it. I rarely avoid foods containing refined sugars if no other option is available, but I'll usually default to the less refined options when they are available.
 

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" then no you shouldn't eat it unless you call the company and verify that no bones were used in the charring proccess. That seems a bit extreme to me. "

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Yeah , I personally don't avoid sugar (although I don't eat much for other reasons, ie... not too good for ya really). The bone does not become part of the sugar and if some sugar company uses bones in therefining process, it's because the bones are a cheap by-product of the cow-raising industry. If cows weren't raised for milk and meat, people would not raise cows just for their bones for sugar refining. Thus not buying sugar that uses bones has little or no effect on supporting the cow-raising industry. That's my opinion anyway.

It's up to you what you want to follow.
 

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I know that Hershey's Chocolate Syrup is not even vegetarian. It contains mono- and diglycerides, which usually come from animal fat. Mono- and diglycerides are also in many peanut butters, breads, candies, etc. Anyway, something to watch out for.... Good luck!!
 

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Yeah, I've heard mono and di glycerides were often made from soybeans. Wierd.

I've got another question: My mom wants to get around 3 chickens (hens) for eggs. I'd assume I'd eat them, the eggs,
. At present Im vegan- should I keep calling myself that? I see nothing wrong with eating them, if I raise em myself. It'd take some adjustment though. Argh.

A benefit though? Maybe my family will stop eating chickens once we have three named lil birds.
 

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I avoid refined sugar myself, but I wont not eat vegan candy or cookies since they have some sugar in them. I never bake with it though, I use sucanat or agave nectar OR stevia. THe stevia kinda bugs me since it uses lactose as a fluffer. hmm. I'll ask my mom to buy the other kind.

Most snacks with refined sugar are non vegan anyways. I dont worry about it too much.
 
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