Is Bonito Vegetarian?

Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.

Banned - Not acceptable for diet/lifestyle.

Never Vegetarian

Foods with ingredients that contain bonito
Chinese Style Seafood Soup Mix, Crab

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  • Alanine - The building blocks of protein in all animals and plants.
  • Methionine - Essential amino acid found in various proteins (usually from egg albumen and casein).
  • Cochineal - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Bonito - Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.
  • Crustacean - Includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, and barnacles.
  • Glycine - Flavor Enhancer - Can sometimes be prepared from gelatine, but can be made synthetically.
  • Lactose - Milk sugar. A type of sugar only found in animal milk.
  • Seafood - Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Not a vegan option if from an animal.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegan food.
  • Crab - Not a vegan option if sourced from a crab.

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  • Cochineal - Red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding insect.
  • Crab - Not a vegetarian option if sourced from a crab.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegetarian food.
  • Seafood - Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Likely animal based.
  • Crustacean - Includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, and barnacles.
  • Bonito - Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.

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.
  • Seafood - Many imitation or processed seafoods include wheat-based ingredients.
Wan Ja Shan, Bonito Soy Sauce

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  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegan food.
  • Bonito - Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegetarian food.
  • Bonito - Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Seasoning - Some seasonings contain gluten.
Bonito Shavings Katsuobushi Pack Soft

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  • Bonito - Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.

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  • Bonito - Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.

Probably Gluten Free

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Instant Osuimono Japanese Clear Broth

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  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegan food.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.

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  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegetarian food.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Dextrin - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Gluten - Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in different forms of wheat.
Crab Classic

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  • Anchovy - Not vegan if sourced from an animal.
  • Pollock - Pollock is a fish. Not a vegan option.
  • Crab - Not a vegan option if sourced from a crab.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Bonito - Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.
  • Molluscs - Mollusca is the second largest phylum of invertebrate animals. Not a vegan option.
  • 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.
  • Meat - Not vegan if originating from any animal.
  • Lobster - Lobster is not considered a vegan food.
  • Fish - Fish are not considered a vegan food.

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  • Scallop - Scallops are a kind of shellfish and are not considered to be a vegetarian option.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Bonito - Smaller relative of the tuna fish. Used as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine.
  • Molluscs - Mollusca is the second largest phylum of invertebrate animals. Not a vegetarian option.
  • Pollock - Pollock is a fish. Not a vegetarian option.
  • Crab - Not a vegetarian option if sourced from a crab.
  • Salmon - Salmon is a kind of fish. Not considered a vegetarian food.
  • 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.
  • Anchovy - A small fish often used to give non-vegetarian food a salty flavor.

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.

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