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For those who don't know, gelatin is extracted from animal bones. Therefore, it certainly isn't vegan. It's found in many things like gummy candies, jello, pudding, marshmallows, etc. Anyway, my vegetarian friends and I were arguing as to whether it is acceptable for vegetarians to eat gelatin. Do you think it is? I don't think it is. I used to eat gummy worms a lot before I heard this, now I don't anymore. So I guess it's a good thing I heard this, no? Now I can even more healthier. Heheh.
"It's not vegetarian because it's taken from a dead animal. It's an animal part.
I have heard of vegetarian gelatin, but I'm not sure what that is or where to find it."
I totally agree with you Ryan!
You may be talking about Agar-agar*, its a substance made of algae used as gelatin, you can easily find it on vegan stores or related places, its 100% veg.
* The name is in Portuguese, i couldn't find the translation but i think its the same word in english.
I wasn't talking about agar-agar, but I think the person I heard about vegetarian gelatin from was either confused or talking about agar-agar. Can't eat it anyway though. And yes, that's the English word as well.
If you market beaver butt juice in the right way and give it a pretty name the masses will buy it :D
Bones aren't vegetarian. ;)