A Vegans Guide to Reading a Food Label
For those that participated in Veganuary you may now be converted to being a full time Vegan, and with the up rise in Veganism we thought what better than to offer you a Vegans guide to reading your food labels so it’s a bit less daunting for you when shopping for Vegan products.
The supermarket may seem like a frustrating experience if you are new to Veganism, trying to work out what foods are safe for you to eat and what may contain hidden animal ingredients. Don’t worry with this handy guide you will soon be able to read food labels and instantly pick up this new language to help with your new dietary requirements.
So, where do you start?
Food brands are now opting to mark their products as being vegan with the vegan symbol on their packaging, so shopping has never been easier and will save you time looking through huge lists of ingredients. However, not all companies are up to date with this new change so you may need to dig deeper when buying your food.
If a product is marked as Vegetarian then you are already half way there to picking your desired food but you will still need to check for other ingredients. If a food contains dairy and eggs then the product must make allergens very clear on the packaging in bold letters, so this is another thing to look out for.