Accidentally Vegan


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This presentation was given at the Young Jains of America (YJA) 2012 Convention in Tampa, FL. The goal was to provide youth ages 14-29 knowledge on how practicing a vegan lifestyle can be achievable.

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  • Gelatin - collagen mainly inside pig skin (hide) and cattle bones. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. Lanolin - wool wax or wool grease, is a yellow waxy substance secreted by the glands of wool-bearing animals. Lanolin and its many derivatives are used extensively in products designed for the protection, treatment and beautification of human skin. Rennet - is a complex of enzymes produced in any mammalian stomach, and is often used in the production of cheese. Whey - is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. It is a by-product of the manufacture of cheese or casein and has several commercial uses. Casein - proteins are commonly found in mammalian milk. Casein has a wide variety of uses, from being a major component of cheese, to use as a food additive, to a binder for safety matches. Carmine ( Crimson Lake , Cochineal , Natural Red 4 , C.I. 75470 , or E120) - is a pigment of a bright-red color obtained from the aluminum salt of carminic acid, which is produced by some scale insects, such as the cochineal scale and the Polish cochineal, and is used as a general term for a particularly deep-red color of the same name. Carmine is used in the manufacture of artificial flowers, paints, crimson ink, rouge, and other cosmetics, and is routinely added to food products such as yogurt and certain brands of juice, the most notable ones being those of the ruby-red variety. Shellac - is a resin secreted by the female lac bug, on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is processed and sold as dry flakes, which are dissolved in ethyl alcohol to make liquid shellac, which is used as a brush-on colorant, food glaze and wood finish.
  • Lender’s Bagels Representative - Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding Lender's® Bagels. We genuinely appreciate your time and loyalty to our brand. The dough conditioner in bagels, l-cycsteine is sourced from chicken – chicken feathers to be exact. This might render the bagels unacceptable for vegetarian consumption. *Added Omega 3’s – usually means it has a fish oil in it.
  • Seitan – made from wheat, also known as wheat gluten, high in protein, used in mock meat dishes Tofu - also called bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk Tempeh - it is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form *Not all smart balance is vegetarian/vegan – fish oil, milk/butter
  • Accidentally Vegan

    1. 1. lly VeganAcci d enta nika Shah ha nd Shee e sh Sha By: Mit
    2. 2. Foundation in Jainism Lord Mahavir’s entire life was an example of how to live in perfect harmony with nature. He realized the mutual interdependence of all living beings and thus led a life of compassion and utmost respect for the environment. Mahavir made the following profound statement: “All life is bound together by mutual support and interdependence.”
    3. 3. What is Veganism? Vegans do not consume food or use material derived from animals including: meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy products, honey, fur, leather, wool, and silk. Common animal products also include gelatin, lanolin, rennet, whey, casein, carmine, and shellac.
    4. 4. Accidentally Vegan
    5. 5. Foods you thought might be vegetarian/vegan but are notTaco Bell Sour Cream – gelatinPlanters Dry Roasted Peanuts – gelatinPoptarts – gelatinFrosted mini-wheats – gelatinAll Kelloggs fruit snacks – gelatinWelch’s fruit snacks – gelatinStarburst candies – gelatinDannon Yogurt – gelatinYoplait yogurt – gelatinSome Boca & Morningstar burgers contain eggsLenders bagels contain i-cysteine chicken feathersBaked Lay’s BBQ flavored Potato Chips have chickenflavor in them
    6. 6. Vegan Alternatives Milk, Butter, Ghee  Soy, almond, or hemp milk; earth balance or smart balance* Cheese  Daiya Cheese or Follow Your Heart cheese Sour Cream, Cream Cheese  Tofutti Cream Cheese and Sour Cream Coffee Creamer  Silk soy creamer Baking  read “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World” and other books by Isa Chandra Seitan, tofu, tempeh Ice Cream  sorbet, soy ice cream, rice based, almond milk based
    7. 7. Things to think about… No ghee on the rotlis at home or when cooking Indian vegetable dishes Try a burrito with no cheese Substitute soy milk at Starbucks Good sources of calcium include green leafy vegetables like collard greens, kale, broccoli and okra.
    8. 8. Taking the extra step Buying non-leather Switching out one dairy product for a vegan alternative Being vegan once a week Reading the ingredients on products you buy
    9. 9. Resources Forks Over Knives movie The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)
    10. 10. Questions? Email us! Sheenika Shah – Mitesh Shah –