So, this is NOT an article about health… just note.
Posted: 09/12/2013 8:32 am EDT
The basics are a no-brainer when you’re trying to eat a diet free of animal products. But while things like meat, eggs and cheese are easy to avoid, adhering to a vegan diet is far more nuanced than it can seem — especially when processed foods with long ingredients lists and difficult-to-pronounce names can disguise animal products.
For example, white sugar can be filtered with bone char, charred animal bones that can make sugar appear whiter (although this process is reportedly used less and less in food these days). And certain candies, which may seem vegan-friendly, include the ingredient confectioner’s glaze, made from bug secretions.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) includes a number of products with refined sugar, natural flavors or other ingredients that in some instances cancome from animals on its list of “Accidentally Vegan” products. . . . .
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