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Great Value Cooking spray is a great and easy way to add flavor and moisture to your meals. It can make a huge difference in the taste of whatever you’re cooking. But, is Great Value Cooking Spray vegan?
Most flavors of Great Value Cooking Spray are vegan except Great Value Butter Cooking Spray because it contains natural flavor with milk in it.
Below is a table showing “product” flavors and its vegan status.
|Great Value Canola Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
|Great Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
|Great Value Original Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
|Great Value Butter Cooking Spray||No, contains Natural Flavors (Milk).|
|Great Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray||Vegan.|
|Great Value 100% Pure Avocado Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
Great Value Cooking Spray Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Annatto Extract (Color)
- Beta Carotene (Color)
- Canola Oil
- Dimethyl Silicone
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Natural Flavors (Milk)
- Soy Lecithin
- Soybean Oil
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Natural flavors is an umbrella term, which means that it often consists of several ingredients, but the source of these ingredients is not disclosed on the ingredients label.
This means that natural flavors could contain ingredients that are derived from animals and it would not show on the ingredients label. This makes it very hard for vegans to know if this ingredient is vegan-friendly or not.
Very often milk or other allergic ingredients are disclosed and in this cause the natural flavors contains milk, which is shown on the ingredients label.
Soy is one of the most common GMO crops in the US. The problem with GMO’s is the fact that it requires a high amount of herbicide, which can pollute the surrounding ecosystem. It can damage the environment severely and that is why vegans tends to look for products labeled non GMO project.
More Cooking Sprays That Are Vegan
Cooking sprays are often vegan-friendly and if you want some more options I’ve listed two below.
- Is Pompeian Cooking Spray Vegan? All Flavors Reviewed
- Is La Tourangelle Cooking Spray Vegan? All Flavors Reviewed
It’s amazing that 4 of 5 flavors are vegan-friendly. The one flavor that is not vegan-friendly contains milk in the ingredient natural flavors. This is an example where natural flavors could be non-vegan and that vegans should always question this ingredient.
Thanks for reading, take care!