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Joseph’s Pita Bread is a type of flatbread that is popular in the Middle East. It is made from a simple dough of flour, water, and yeast, and is usually cooked on a griddle or in a oven. But, is Joseph’s Pita Bread vegan?
Joseph’s Pita Bread is vegan because it does not contain any ingredients derived from animals.
Below is a table showing Joseph’s Pita Bread flavors and its vegan status.
|Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita Bread
|Free From Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Mini Pita Snacks
|Heart Friendly Pita Bread
|Original Mini Pita Bread
|Original Mini Pita Snacks
|Original Pita Bread
|Whole Wheat Mini Pita Bread
|Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Joseph’s Pita Bread Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Calcium Propionate
- Calcium Sulfate
- Contains Less than 2% of Soybean Oil
- Corn Starch
- Enriched Wheat Flour
- Folic Acid
- Fumaric Acid
- Golden Flax Seed
- Oat Bran
- Oat Fiber
- Plant-based L‑Cysteine
- Plant-based L‑Cysteine (Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Potassium Sorbate
- Reduced Iron
- Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Sodium Metabisulfite
- Soy Flour
- Soy Protein Isolate
- Thiamine Mono-nitrate
- Wheat Gluten
- Whole Wheat Flour
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Dextrose can be made from both corn and sugar most of the times. When it comes to sugar, it can cause problems for vegans because there is always a possibility of bone char being used in the production process.
If the sugar is refined cane sugar, then that sugar has also been bleached and a common method is to use bone char from dead cows. This had made many vegans upset and exploiting animals in the production process does not align with veganism.
Corn is one of the most common GMO crop in USA and the problem with these is the high amount herbicide needed in order to grow these crops. The herbicide can pollute the surrounding ecosystems and damage it severely.
It’s amazing that all flavors of Joseph’s Pita Bread are vegan. It’s not uncommon that companies use animal-sourced ingredients such as egg or milk in pita bread, so vegans always need to check the ingredients label.
Thanks for reading, take care!