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Is Everything Bagel Seasoning Vegan 2022?


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Everything Bagel Seasoning is the perfect spice giving your meals great flavor. It’s simple and delicious. If you are like me and needs something easy to season your food with, then this seasoning is it. However, is Everything Bagel Seasoning vegan?

Most products of Everything Bagel Seasoning are vegan because they don’t contain any ingredients sourced from animals.

Below is a table showing Everything Bagel Seasoning products and their vegan status.

FlavorVegan Status
Watkins Gourmet Organic Everything Bagel Sesame SeasoningVegan.
A Spice Affair’s Everything Bagel SeasoningVegan.
Epicureal Everything Bagel SeasoningVegan.
Badia Spices Everything Bagel SeasoningVegan.
Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame SeasoningVegan.
McCormick Everything Bagel All Purpose SeasoningProbably vegan, contains Natural Flavors.
Olde Thompson Everything Bagel SeasoningVegan.
Unpretentious Baker Everything Bagel SeasoningVegan.
Stonemill Everything Bagel SeasoningVegan.

Everything Bagel Seasoning Ingredients

Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.

  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Dried Minced Garlic
  • Dried Minced Onion
  • Garlic
  • Natural Flavor
  • Onion Powder
  • Organic Dehydrated Garlic
  • Organic Dehydrated Onion
  • Organic Poppy Seed
  • Organic Sesame Seed
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Salt
  • Sea Salt
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sunflower Oil

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As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.

Questionable Ingredients

Natural Flavors

Natural flavors is a very common ingredient in many products today, but there is a problem regarding this ingredient for vegans. The name natural flavors is an umbrella term, meaning that i can consist of several different ingredients and the source of these ingredients are almost never disclosed on the ingredients label.

This means that natural flavors could contain ingredients sourced from both animals and plants. This is a problem for vegans and since it’s the source is not disclosed on the ingredients label, the best way to verify if it’s vegan would be to contact the company.

I actually found an interesting article on National Geographic, where they found out that butt goo from beavers can be used in vanilla flavors. For vegans this means that we need to be careful when it comes to different flavorings.

Conclusion

Since most Everything Bagel Seasoning product only contain herbs and spices, they are indeed vegan-friendly. McCormick Everything Bagel All Purpose Seasoning contains natural flavors, which means that we can’t be 100% it’s vegan-friendly. From experience, most the products that I’ve reviewed have had vegan-friendly natural flavors.

Personally I love Everything Bagel Seasoning and I use it almost every day.

Thanks for reading, take care!

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