By Anandi Yalavarthi
You need to avoid non-veg to be a vegetarian. Sounds easy enough right?
NO! Because there are foods that look vegetarian, but are not. Some of them contain meat-derived ingredients.
Contains rennet, an enzyme that’s found in the lining of a goat or calf’s stomach
Made from sugar and gelatin - a thickening and gelling agent made from skin, bones and hooves of animals.
The process of bleaching of white sugar involves running the sugar through bone char
It’s not just pine nuts, basil and olive oil. It also has parmesan cheese made from rennet.
Most cheesecakes have gelatin which is a setting agent. If not gelatin, it could even be eggs.
This international company uses rennet to produce whey for the chocolate bar.
Gel cap Medicines
Capsules with soft shells are actually made using gelatin or plant polysaccharides so it is necessary to check the labels carefully while purchasing
Some soft drinks use gelatin-derived substances as stabilizers. Red coloured drinks possibly have colouring cochineal from insects.
Hard coated Candy
The hard exterior is made from shellac which is made from a resin that is secreted from the rear end of female lac bug.
Non-vegetarian is not limited to dishes. From cheese to sweets, you need to check the labels to be sure.
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