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Can You Eat Sriracha on a Vegan Diet?
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Can You Eat Sriracha on a Vegan Diet?

In recent years, more people are turning to a vegan diet to fight for animal rights. Additionally, it has health benefits and a profound impact on the environment. The real dilemma is figuring out which foods are vegan and which aren't. So is sriracha vegan?

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What's Sriracha?

What s Sriracha

Sriracha is a spicy sauce commonly in Thai food. This condiment may act as a marinade for chicken wings, a condiment to add some pizzazz to a sandwich, or a dipping sauce for shrimp. Chilis give this sauce its spiciness, while garlic and sugar help to enhance its flavor profile.

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What Makes it Thick

What Makes it Thick

The most common sriracha sold in the US comes from Huy Fong Foods and uses xanthan gum as a thickening agent. This ingredient also stabilizes the sauce and prevents the ingredients from breaking down.

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Can Vegans Eat This Sauce?

Can Vegans Eat This Sauce

If you had any question in your mind that you had to give this sauce up on a vegan diet, you don't have to since it uses xanthan gum that doesn't come from animals, unlike gelatin. Instead, the thickening agent comes from sugar and bacteria that ferment it.

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