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
Raisin Bran Crunch
Raisin Bran Crunch

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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.
Dentyne Fire
Dentyne Fire

May not be Vegan

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  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.
  • Sucralose - Known as Splenda. Produced from cane sugar and tested on animals. May be filtered through bone char.
  • Lecithin - May contain egg yolks. Can also be directly obtained from animal fat or soy.
  • 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

May not be Vegan

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  • Sucralose - Known as Splenda. Produced from cane sugar and tested on animals. May be filtered through bone char.
  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • 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.

Probably Gluten Free

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Little Bites, Chocolate Chip Muffins

May not be Vegan

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  • Butter - Ingredient contains butter. Most likely derived from dairy but may be plant based.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • 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.
  • Monocalcium - A salt found in rocks and bones. Used as an anti-caking agent.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Stearoyl - When animal-derived, a fat from cows, pigs, and sheep, etc. May also be of plant origin.
  • Caramel - Used as a coloring. Some caramel is derived from cane sugar and not necessarily vegan.
  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • Sorbitan - From stearic acid. Stearic acid is found in both vegetable and animal fats.
  • Lecithin - May contain egg yolks. Can also be directly obtained from animal fat or soy.
  • 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.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Glycerin - Often derived from animal fat but may also be plant based.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Calcium - May be animal based. Double check the label to be sure of the origin.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Chips - Some potato chip seasonings may contain malt vinegar or wheat starch.
  • 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.
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.

Possibly Vegetarian

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

Possibly Gluten Free

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