Though we strongly believe that veganism doesn’t have to be complicated, there are some foods that vegans have to be careful about. We’ve discussed in the past the sneaky ingredients that end up in popular snacks, and one of the most common sneaky ingredients is gelatin.
Gelatin is used in foods as a thickener, and it often appears in sweets like marshmallows and gummy candy. But gelatin also appears in things you may not expect, like cakes and pies, vitamins, and even non-edible things like skincare products and cosmetics.
What exactly makes gelatin not vegan? Is there such a thing as vegan gelatin? Below, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about gelatin.
Basil is one of the most unassuming foods. Ubiquitous but always able to elevate a dish, basil is so much more than just a garnish. This brightly flavoured green is good in just about every dish—even desserts. But in addition to its delicious flavour profile, basil is actually very good for you, too. Boasting a number of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, basil is easy to fold into your daily diet.
Want to know why we’re such fans? Here are some of the many health benefits of basil.