Is Stearyl Vegetarian?

Often prepared from stearic acid. Typically a fat from cows, pigs, and sheep, etc.

Not necessarily banned. Consider the source of each ingredient.

May be Vegetarian

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May not be Vegan

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  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • 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.
  • Stearyl - Often prepared from stearic acid. Typically a fat from cows, pigs, and sheep, etc.
  • Niacin - Used as a cholesterol treatment. In rare cases it can be derived from animal sources.
  • Acetate - Possible sources are fish liver oil, egg yolks, butter, lemongrass, carrots or synthetics.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Monostearate - Manufactured by reacting stearic acid with sorbitol to yield a mixture of esters.
  • Sorbitan - From stearic acid. Stearic acid is found in both vegetable and animal fats.
  • Propylene - Emulsifier - May contain 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.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • 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.
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Acetate - Possible sources are fish liver oil, egg yolks, butter, lemongrass, carrots or synthetics.
  • Propylene - Emulsifier - May contain animal fats.
  • 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.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Stearyl - Often prepared from stearic acid. Typically a fat from cows, pigs, and sheep, etc.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.

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.
  • Eggs - May contain gluten if used as an ingredient. Some foods add wheat based batter to eggs.

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