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November 03, 2018 - BBC

Brace yourselves - these nine things aren't actually vegan

Brace yourselves - these nine things aren't actually vegan
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First it was: "Where do you get your protein?" Lentils, tofu, seitan (protein that looks and tastes uncannily like meat).

Then it was: "If you were on a desert island with only a sheep, would you eat the sheep?" Er, no, I'd eat whatever plants the sheep had been eating to stay alive.

And then, when one of us tries to pitch vegan recipes to a food magazine, we get an editor saying they'd rather write about "killing" us "one by one". Charming.

But there are other things you’d assume were vegan that are genuinely not - and it’s good to be aware of these.

VA: Gelatin is a protein obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs. Gelatin, PETA reports is used in some shampoos, cosmetics, as a thickener in fruit gelatins and puddings, in candies, marshmallows, and in vitamins as a coating and as capsules, and it is sometimes used to assist in “clearing” wines.

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