Is Carmine Vegetarian?

Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.

Banned - Not acceptable for diet/lifestyle.

Never Vegetarian

Foods with ingredients that contain carmine
Sno Balls, Coconut & Marshmallow Covered Chocolate Cake With Creamy Filling

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  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • 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.
  • Monocalcium - A salt found in rocks and bones. Used as an anti-caking agent.
  • Gelatin - Protein obtained by boiling animal skin, connective tissue or bones, usually from cows or pigs.
  • 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.
  • Sucrose - Sugar - Some sugars are processed through boneblack.
  • Stearoyl - When animal-derived, a fat from cows, pigs, and sheep, etc. May also be of plant origin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tallow - Solid fat of sheep and cattle separated from the membranous tissues. Typically found in margarine.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Ferrous - Coloring - May be derived from animal source.

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.
  • Animal - This product contains an animal derivative. May not be vegetarian friendly.
  • 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.
  • Tallow - Solid fat of sheep and cattle separated from the membranous tissues. Typically found in margarine.
  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eggs - May contain gluten if used as an ingredient. Some foods add wheat based batter to eggs.
Seafood Salad

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  • Anchovy - Not vegan if sourced from an animal.
  • Shrimp - Shrimp is not considered a vegan food.
  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Calcium - May be derived from the shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggs. Check the label to be sure.
  • Egg - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Salmon - Salmon is a kind of fish. Not considered a vegan food.
  • Scallop - Scallops are a kind of shellfish and are not considered to be a vegan option.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Meat - Not vegan if originating from any animal.
  • Lobster - Lobster is not considered a vegan food.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegan food.
  • Crab - Not a vegan option if sourced from a crab.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Salmon - Salmon is a kind of fish. Not considered a vegetarian food.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Calcium - May be animal based. Double check the label to be sure of the origin.
  • Scallop - Scallops are a kind of shellfish and are not considered to be a vegetarian option.
  • Anchovy - A small fish often used to give non-vegetarian food a salty flavor.
  • Meat - Meat is not a vegetarian option as it is derived from an animal.
  • Lobster - Not considered a vegetarian option if sourced from the meat or tissue of a lobster.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegetarian food.
  • Crab - Not a vegetarian option if sourced from a crab.
  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes 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.
  • Meat - Many imitation or processed meats include wheat-based ingredients.
Flavored Mints, Grape
Flavored Mints, Grape

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  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Magnesium - Another type of salt derived from Lactic Acid, which can be obtained from whey or milk.
  • Stearate - Salt of stearic acid. An emulsifier and/or stabilizer.
  • Tartaric - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

Possibly Gluten Free

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  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
Chunk Style Deluxe Imitation Crab

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  • Anchovy - Not vegan if sourced from an animal.
  • Crab - Not a vegan option if sourced from a crab.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegan food.
  • Lobster - Lobster is not considered a vegan food.
  • Meat - Not vegan if originating from any animal.
  • Egg - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Meat - Meat is not a vegetarian option as it is derived from an animal.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • Lobster - Not considered a vegetarian option if sourced from the meat or tissue of a lobster.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegetarian food.
  • Crab - Not a vegetarian option if sourced from a crab.
  • Anchovy - A small fish often used to give non-vegetarian food a salty flavor.

Possibly Gluten Free

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  • 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.
  • Meat - Many imitation or processed meats include wheat-based ingredients.
Mints, Grape

May not be Vegan

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  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Magnesium - Another type of salt derived from Lactic Acid, which can be obtained from whey or milk.
  • Stearate - Salt of stearic acid. An emulsifier and/or stabilizer.
  • Tartaric - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • 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.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Carmine - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

Possibly Gluten Free

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Flagged Ingredients (View All)
  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.

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