Is Shortening Vegan?

Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.

Banned - Not acceptable for diet/lifestyle.

Never Vegan

Foods with ingredients that contain shortening
Edwards, Key Lime Pie

May not be Vegan

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  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Palmitate - A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well.
  • Xanthan - Gum produced from corn sugar. Sometimes purified using chicken lysozyme or fermentation of whey.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.
  • Monostearate - Manufactured by reacting stearic acid with sorbitol to yield a mixture of esters.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Fatty - Fatty Acids: Organic compounds - Saturated, polyunsaturated and unsaturated.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Polyglycerol - A byproduct of soap manufacture (normally uses animal fat).
  • Niacin - Used as a cholesterol treatment. In rare cases it can be derived from animal sources.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Sorbitan - From stearic acid. Stearic acid is found in both vegetable and animal fats.
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Yolk - This product may contain egg yolk. Check the ingredients to be sure.
  • Egg - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.
  • Palmitate - A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.
  • Polyglycerol - A byproduct of soap manufacture (normally uses animal fat).

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Gluten - Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in different forms of wheat.
  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Egg - May contain gluten if used as an ingredient. Some foods add wheat based batter to eggs.
Chocolate Toffee Silk Pie

May not be Vegan

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  • Butter - Ingredient contains butter. Most likely derived from dairy but may be plant based.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Egg - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Eggs - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Gluten - Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in different forms of wheat.
  • Egg - May contain gluten if used as an ingredient. Some foods add wheat based batter to eggs.
  • Candy - Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.
  • Eggs - May contain gluten if used as an ingredient. Some foods add wheat based batter to eggs.

Probably Vegetarian

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Hello Panda, Choco Biscuits With Choco Cream, Double Choco

May not be Vegan

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  • Butter - Ingredient contains butter. Most likely derived from dairy but may be plant based.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Chocolate - Most chocolates are not vegan. Check the ingredients for dairy or milk.
  • Amino - The building blocks of protein in all animals and plants.
  • Caramel - Used as a coloring. Some caramel is derived from cane sugar and not necessarily vegan.
  • Enzyme - Protein produced by living cells. Can be derived from animals, plants, bacteria, fungi and yeast.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Amino - The building blocks of protein in all animals and plants.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Cracker - Often contains a form of grain gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Seasoning - Some seasonings contain gluten.
  • Chocolate - Some varieties have a risk of contamination from other products. Read the label to see if gluten free.
Seafood Dumplings
Seafood Dumplings

May not be Vegan

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  • Calamari - Not vegan if sourced from an actual squid.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegan food.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Animal - This product contains an animal derivative. May not be vegan friendly.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Animal - This product contains an animal derivative. May not be vegetarian friendly.
  • Calamari - Not vegetarian if sourced from an actual squid.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegetarian food.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Gluten - Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in different forms of wheat.
  • Noodle - Often contains a form of grain gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
Beef Empanadas

May not be Vegan

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  • Beef - Not vegan if originating from cow flesh.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Bee - This product contains an ingredient derived from bees. May not be vegan friendly.
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Beef - Not a vegetarian friendly option. Beef is taken from the body of a cow.
  • Bee - This product contains an ingredient derived from bees. May not be vegetarian friendly.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Gluten - Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in different forms of wheat.

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