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Heinz mustard is a type of yellow mustard that is very popular in the United States. This mustard is a bit spicier than other types of yellow mustard and has a very strong flavor. It is often used as a condiment on hot dogs and hamburgers. But, is Heinz Mustard vegan?
Heinz 100% Natural Spicy Brown Mustard and Organic Yellow Mustard are both vegan because they don’t contain any ingredients sourced from animals.
Below is a table showing Heinz Mustard flavors and its vegan status.
|Heinz 100% Natural Spicy Brown Mustard||Vegan.|
|Heinz 100% Natural Yellow Mustard||Maybe, contains Natural Flavors.|
|Heinz 100% Natural Honey Mustard with Real Honey||No, contains Honey.|
|Heinz Organic Yellow Mustard||Vegan.|
Heinz Mustard Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Cane Sugar
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Garlic Powder
- Mustard Flour
- Mustard Seed
- Natural Flavor And Spices
- Onion Powder
- Organic Distilled Vinegar
- Organic Mustard Seed
- Organic Spice
- Organic Turmeric
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
The honey comes from bees making this ingredient non-vegan.
Cane sugar is a tricky ingredient for vegans because there is in situation where cane sugar would be classified as non-vegan by vegans. This sugar is very common in candy and sweet, but can also be found in other products as well as mustard. In it’s raw form cane sugar is always vegan, but when it gets refined it can cause problems for vegans.
The cane sugar is often refined to fit the products better and in this process the sugar is also bleached. A common method is to use bone char from dead cows and this has made many vegans upset. There is no way to know this unless you contact the company and ask.
The second questionable ingredient is natural flavors. The problem with this ingredient is that it can consist of many ingredients and the sources could be animals or plants. So vegans can never be sure if this ingredient is vegan unless the product has a vegan label from a trusted organisation such as vegan.org or vegan society.
It’s amazing that some flavors of Heinz mustard is vegan and Heinz 100% Natural Yellow Mustard is probably vegan as well, but it contains natural flavors. Heinz mustard is my favorite and my kids love it as well, it goes perfect of hot dogs.
Thanks for reading, take care!