Is Glycerin Vegan?

Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.

Not necessarily banned. Consider the source of each ingredient.

May be Vegan

Foods with ingredients that contain glycerin
Dentyne Fire
Dentyne Fire

May not be Vegan

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  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.
  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

Possibly Gluten Free

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Craisins, Sweetenede Dried Cranberries

Possibly Vegan

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  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.

Probably Gluten Free

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Ritter Sport Schoko-Brownie
Ritter Sport Schoko-Brownie

Possibly Vegan

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  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.

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  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.

Possibly Gluten Free

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Raisin Bran Crunch
Raisin Bran Crunch

May not be Vegan

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  • Honey - Sweetener - A substance secreted by bees and some related insects.
  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Malt - Many malted products contains gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
Cup Cakes, Frosted Chocolate Cake With Creamy Filling
Cup Cakes, Frosted Chocolate Cake With Creamy Filling

May not be Vegan

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  • Beef - Not vegan if originating from cow flesh.
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.
  • 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.
  • Niacin - Used as a cholesterol treatment. In rare cases it can be derived from animal sources.
  • Gelatin - Protein obtained by boiling animal skin, connective tissue or bones, usually from cows or pigs.
  • Stearoyl - When animal-derived, a fat from cows, pigs, and sheep, etc. May also be of plant origin.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • Stearate - Salt of stearic acid. An emulsifier and/or stabilizer.
  • Monocalcium - A salt found in rocks and bones. Used as an anti-caking agent.
  • Lecithin - May contain egg yolks. Can also be directly obtained from animal fat or soy.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Chocolate - Most chocolates are not vegan. Check the ingredients for dairy or milk.
  • Calcium - May be derived from the shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggs. Check the label to be sure.
  • Eggs - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Egg - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Animal - This product contains an animal derivative. May not be vegan friendly.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Glucose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Calcium - May be animal based. Double check the label to be sure of the origin.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.
  • Beef - Not a vegetarian friendly option. Beef is taken from the body of a cow.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • Animal - This product contains an animal derivative. May not be vegetarian friendly.
  • Gelatin - Protein obtained by boiling animal skin, connective tissue or bones, usually from cows or pigs.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Cake - Often contains a form of grain gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • 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 - Some varieties have a risk of contamination from other products. Read the label to see if gluten free.
  • Eggs - May contain gluten if used as an ingredient. Some foods add wheat based batter to eggs.

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