Hidden animal ingredients in your soup and sauces and snacks

Those hidden animal ingredients are just lurking, lurking in all sorts of foods, keeping us almost vegetarians, whether we want to be almost or not.

But no worries.

Because, once again, we invited Lesley back to tell us about liquid hazards to our vegetarian diets.

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Yesterday, Lesley told us about gelatin. Today, she has graciously agreed to tell us about liquid hazards.

Stock and broth
Dead critter juice seems to be a popular seasoning for a lot of pre-packaged and processed foods. I'm not sure why it's so prevalent, but I assume that it's at least partly due to the abundance of source material for this by-product.

  • Some ramen noodles (as if the sodium weren't bad enough)
  • Various chips and snack foods such as K.C. Masterpiece Baked Lays and other barbeque flavored snacks.
  • Many Asian sauces, including Ponzu and oyster sauces (it's not like an oyster cracker--there's actually oyster broth in there)
  • Stove Top stuffing
  • Soups and sauces such as A-1 Steak Sauce and onion soups. Animal stocks are very popular soup bases.
  • Mexican rice and other packaged rice blends (this includes that orange stuff on the side at your favorite Tex-Mex joint, too).
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Want even more information about the hidden animal ingredients in your food? Then stay tuned because tomorrow and Thursday, we're going to look at everything from cheese to anchovies.

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