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Hidden animal derived ingredients

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Vegetus Vegetus VIC Posts: 76
1 8 Sep 2013
So ive made the transition - to veganism!
Woohoo. Its taken me 18 months of vegetarianism and finally after a big transition cutting milk, eggs, yoghurt and cheese im finally commiting. Now here comes my question.. ive been through the 500 page PETA list of animal ingredients list and am so lost. I hate that some can be derived from animals or bacteria or even artificial but we will never know for example some alcohols or thickeners. I want to establish a list in my head of simple animal derived ingredients which I'll remember each time I turn a product over to check the list.

These are the following ingredients I am avoiding (obviously meat):
Dairy/milk products
Egg
Gelatin
Whey
Honey
Carmine colouring

Please can you help me add to the memory list?
Also any numbers which I don't realise are animal derived 100% of the time?

Thanks, Emma happy
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Showbags Showbags QLD Posts: 162
2 9 Sep 2013
Vegetus said:
So ive made the transition - to veganism!
Woohoo. Its taken me 18 months of vegetarianism and finally after a big transition cutting milk, eggs, yoghurt and cheese im finally commiting. Now here comes my question.. ive been through the 500 page PETA list of animal ingredients list and am so lost. I hate that some can be derived from animals or bacteria or even artificial but we will never know for example some alcohols or thickeners. I want to establish a list in my head of simple animal derived ingredients which I'll remember each time I turn a product over to check the list.

These are the following ingredients I am avoiding (obviously meat):
Dairy/milk products
Egg
Gelatin
Whey
Honey
Carmine colouring

Please can you help me add to the memory list?
Also any numbers which I don't realise are animal derived 100% of the time?

Thanks, Emma happy
Congrats on the switch. I usually just save animal ingredient lists to my phone and when in the store and I see an ingredient I'm unsure about I just do a quick search:

This is a good little list of stuff with animal additives:

http://www.veggieglobal.com/nutrition/non-vegetarian-food-additives.htm
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Cow Hugger Cow Hugger SA Posts: 346
3 9 Sep 2013
Awesome job on making the decision to go vegan, it may seem like a lot to remember at first, but its pretty easy once you get the hang of it. I also recommend getting an app for your phone for numbers in foods (I use one called the chemical maze, its awesome)
Some more to add to your avoid list:
Lanolin or in most cases anything listing vitamin D unless you email the company direct and find out if the D is from animal or plant sources.
Casein
Rennet (watch those soy cheeses that aren't labeled vegan)
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Veggie Veronica Veggie Veronica NSW Posts: 108
4 9 Sep 2013
If it's hard for you too remember animal-derived ingredients when you're buying products, you should get an app called 'Animal-Free'.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.symbiotic.animalfree&hl=en
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/animal-free/id357422989?mt=8

Here is the developers site:
http://symbioticsoftware.com/

Good luck! happy
wave
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Vegetus Vegetus VIC Posts: 76
5 9 Sep 2013
Thanks everyone happy
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BFV BFV SA Posts: 138
6 11 Sep 2013
Another good app is 'Food Additives 2' by igrass. It tells you whether the additive is synthetic/plant/animal derived, and also its safety status. It's free in the app store.
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