Sunday, September 22, 2013


The following ingredients are often commonly found in processed foods and may or may not be vegetarian. Check the package for an indication of the origin of questionable ingredients. When it doubt, don’t buy it!

Activated Carbon - Source: cow bones or vegetable
Albumin - Source: egg whites or animal blood
Amino Acid - Source: animal, vegetable, bacterial, fungal or synthetic
Amylase - Source: bacterial, fungal or pig

Beeswax - Source: insect
Biotin - Source: yeast, milk, egg yolk, nuts, vegetables, grain, animal

Calcium Caseinate - Source: animal milk
Calcium Stearate - Source: animal, usually cow or pig
Carmine - Source: insect
Capric Acid - Source: animal or vegetable fat
Casein - Source: animal milk
Cochineal - Source: insect
Clarifying Agent - Source: egg, animal milk, gelatin, fish or mineral
Cysteine - Source: animal and human hair
Cream of tarter- Source: wine

Diglyceride - Source: animal or vegetable
Disodium Inosinate - Source: animal, vegetable or fungal
D3- See Lanolin

Emulsifier - Source: cow, pig, egg, animal milk, vegetable

Fatty Acid - Source: cow, pig, vegetable
Folic Acid - Source: fungal, synthetic, animal or vegetable

Gelatin - Source: animal bone, cartilage, tendons and skin
Glycerides - Source: cow, pig, synthetic
Glycerols - Source: cow, pig, vegetable

Isinglass - Source: fish

Lactose - Source: animal milk
Lactic Acid - Source: animal milk, molasses, vegetables
Lanolin - Source: sheep’s wool
Lard - Source: pig
Lecithin - Source: animal, plant, egg
Lipase - Source: cow, pig, fungal

Magnesium Sterate - Source: cow, pig, mineral or vegetable
Monoclyceride - Source: animal, vegetable or synthetic
Myristic Acid - Source: animal and vegetable fat

Oleic Acid - Source: animal tallow, vegetable fat, oil

Palmitic Acid - Source: cow, pig or vegetable fat
Pancreatin - Source: cow and pig digestive enzymes
Pepsin - Source: pig stomachs
Propolis - Source: insect
Processing Agent - Source: egg, animal milk, cow, pig, vegetable, mineral, synthetic
Protease - Source: animal, vegetable, bacterial, fungal

Rennet - Source: cows’ stomachs, plants, bacteria, mold
Royal Jelly - Source: insect

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate - Source: animal milk, vegetable, milk
Stearic Acid - Source: animal fat, vegetable
Suet - Source: cow and sheep fat
Surface-Active Agents - Source: animal, vegetable or synthetic

Tallow - Source: sheep and cow fat
Tartaric acid- Source: Wine
Tripsin - Source: cow or pig digestive enzyme
Tyrosine - Source: poultry feathers

Vitamin A - Source: vegetable, synthetic, egg yolks, fish oil
Vitamin D - Source: sheep’s wool, fish, fungal

Whey - Source: cheese and cows’ milk


Anonymous said...

activated carbon
is usually not from animal

Anonymous said...

yudels done it again, copying from a vegan site, see

beeswax, as if there is a halachik issue , please stop scaremongring