Vegetarian Resource Group – A Great Resource for Halal Consumers

I found Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) through the Nutrition Diva Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.

I think VRG is an excellent resource for Halal Consumers in North America. I found their FAQ section on ingredients really useful. I am planning to explore their site more and would share as I find useful articles and information.

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Published in: on November 29, 2008 at 6:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Vegetarian Cheese List

List of Brands of Vegetarian Cheese (http://cheese.joyousliving.com/CheeseListBrand.aspx)

What is the Cheese List

This site provides information for vegetarians. Cheese can be made with or without rennet which is derived from the stomach tissue of a slaughtered calf. This list specifies those cheeses which are made without the use of rennet. Today more and more cheeses are made with “microbial enzymes” which are widely used in the industry because they are a consistent and inexpensive coagulant. The term “microbial enzyme” means it is a synthetically developed coagulant. The term “vegetable rennet” means it is derived from a vegetable source. Soft cheeses such as cream cheese and cottage cheese are manufactured without rennet. Some cottage cheeses, however, may contain gelatin which is derived from animal sources. All labels should be read carefully.

Published in: on May 12, 2008 at 6:53 am  Comments (4)  
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