Is Xanthan Vegan?

Gum produced from corn sugar. Sometimes purified using chicken lysozyme or fermentation of whey.

Not necessarily banned. Consider the source of each ingredient.

May be Vegan

Foods with ingredients that contain xanthan
GRILLED BEEF IN A SWEET AND SPICY SAUCE WITH UDON NOODLES, BROCCOLI, YELLOW PEPPERS, AND CARROTS

May not be Vegan

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  • Beef - Not vegan if originating from cow flesh.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if 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.
  • Xanthan - Gum produced from corn sugar. Sometimes purified using chicken lysozyme or fermentation of whey.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Beef - Not a vegetarian friendly option. Beef is taken from the body of a cow.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.
  • 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.
  • Udon - 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.
The Father's Table, Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Turtle & Triple Chocolate

May not be Vegan

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  • Cheese - Most likely dairy based. Some forms are plant based and should be clearly labeled if true.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Chocolate - Most chocolates are not vegan. Check the ingredients for dairy or milk.
  • Lecithin - May contain egg yolks. Can also be directly obtained from animal fat or soy.
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Palmitate - A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.
  • Xanthan - Gum produced from corn sugar. Sometimes purified using chicken lysozyme or fermentation of whey.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Palmitate - A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well.
  • 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.
  • Cheesecake - Some recipes include wheat flour.
  • Chocolate - Some varieties have a risk of contamination from other products. Read the label to see if gluten free.
Jalapeno Jack Queso With Salsa Verde

May not be Vegan

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  • Cheese - Most likely dairy based. Some forms are plant based and should be clearly labeled if true.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Lactose - Milk sugar. A type of sugar only found in animal milk.
  • Calcium - May be derived from the shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggs. Check the label to be sure.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Lactic - Typically derived from plants such as beets. When animal-derived, found in blood and muscle tissue.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Calcium - May be animal based. Double check the label to be sure of the origin.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • 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.
Victory Brewing Company, Golden Monkey Cheddar Spread

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  • Cheese - Most likely dairy based. Some forms are plant based and should be clearly labeled if true.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.

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  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.

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  • Beer - Often contains a form of grain gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
COFFEE CAKE

May not be Vegan

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  • Cheese - Most likely dairy based. Some forms are plant based and should be clearly labeled if true.
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.
  • 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.
  • Monooleate - Derived from animal or vegetable sources.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Palmitate - A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Lactic - Typically derived from plants such as beets. When animal-derived, found in blood and muscle tissue.
  • Caramel - Used as a coloring. Some caramel is derived from cane sugar and not necessarily vegan.
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.
  • Oleic - Fatty acid occurring in animal and vegetable fats.
  • Lecithin - May contain egg yolks. Can also be directly obtained from animal fat or soy.
  • Glyceryl - Emulsifier - May contain animal fats.
  • 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.
  • Ammonium - Another type of salt derived from Lactic Acid, which can be obtained from whey or milk.
  • Egg - 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.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Propylene - Emulsifier - May contain animal fats.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.
  • Propylene - Emulsifier - May contain animal fats.
  • Palmitate - A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • 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.
  • Calcium - May be animal based. Double check the label to be sure of the origin.
  • Oleic - Fatty acid occurring in animal and vegetable fats.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Barley - 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.
  • Dextrin - 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.

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