As a follow-up to a post about sugar, here’s a quick reference guide about veganism and sugar…
Why is some sugar not vegan?
Some sugar is refined through a process that uses dead animal parts: bones (bone char). The dead animal parts aren’t in the final sugar product, but using dead animals to make something makes that something nonvegan.
Why do some vegans eat sugar?
Many vegans try to avoid nonvegan sugar, but they will use vegan sugar.
Other vegans don’t worry about sugar at all. They simply avoid eating the obvious animal products like meat, cow’s milk, and eggs.
What is vegan sugar?
Vegan sugar is sugar that has not been made through the use of animal products.
Labels that indicate sugar is vegan:
- unrefined cane sugar
- evaporated cane juice
- beet sugar
- raw sugar
Why do some vegans avoid sugar?
Some vegans will omit sugar entirely because it’s easier than reading labels.
Other vegans avoid sugar because a diet without sugar is healthier.
- agave nectar
- maple syrup
- rice syrup
- fruit juice