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Jumex is a delicious and refreshing drink made from a variety of fruits. It is perfect for any occasion and can be enjoyed by many. But is Jumex vegan?
Several flavors of Jumex are vegan such as Pineapple Nectar, Pear Nectar, Pineapple-Papaya Nectar and Apple Nectar. They are vegan since they don’t contain any ingredients sourced from animals.
Below is a table showing Jumex flavors and its vegan status.
|Jumex Pineapple Nectar||Vegan.|
|Jumex Pear Nectar||Vegan.|
|Jumex Pineapple-Papaya Nectar||Vegan.|
|Jumex Apple Nectar||Vegan.|
|Jumex Mango Nectar||Vegan.|
|Jumex Guava Nectar||Vegan.|
|Jumex Peach Nectar||Vegan.|
|Jumex Pineapple-Coconut Nectar||Vegan.|
|Jumex Guanabana Nectar||Maybe, contains Natural Flavor.|
|Jumex Strawberry-Banana Nectar||No, contains Carmine Color.|
|Jumex Strawberry Nectar||No, contains Carmine Color.|
|Jumex Apricot Nectar||No, contains Carmine Color.|
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Apple Puree From Concentrate
- Apricot Puree From Concentrate
- Ascorbic Acid (Preservative)
- Beta Carotene (Color)
- Carmine (Color)
- Cellulose Gum
- Citric Acid
- Coconut Cream
- Erythorbic Acid (Preservative)
- Guanabana Puree from Concentrate
- Guar Gum
- Guava Puree From Concentrate
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Malic Acid And Sucralose
- Mango Puree From Concentrate
- Natural Flavor
- Peach Puree From Concentrate
- Pear Puree from Concentrate
- Pineapple Juice from Concentrate
- Pineapple Puree from Concentrate
- Pineapple and Papaya Puree from Concentrate
- Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose
- Strawberry Puree From Concentrate
- Strawberry Puree From Concentrate And Banana Puree
- Xanthan Gum
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Carmine is made from insects and is not a vegan-friendly ingredient.
Sugar is a very common ingredient in the candy and sweets industry. Most sugar types are vegan, but when it comes to cane sugar, it might not always be vegan-friendly. The cane sugar often needs to be refined to fit the products and in this process the sugar is also bleached.
A common way to bleach cane sugar is to use bone char from dead cows and this does not align with veganism. The problem with sugar is also that the source is rarely disclosed and even so, there is no way of knowing if it’s been bleached with bone char.
This ingredient is very questionable for vegans, because it can consist of several ingredients and the source of these ingredients are not disclosed on the ingredients label. So it could potentially contain ingredients sourced from animals and vegans needs to be careful when consuming natural flavors.
It’s great that 8 flavors of Jumex are vegan when analyzing the ingredients. Many vegans are concerned about consuming sugar, because of the possibility of it being bleached with bone char. Every vegan has their own journey and decides what they want and don’t want to eat, the only common thing among all vegans is the plant-based diet. Which will reduce a lot of animal-suffering and contribute to a better environment for the planet.
Thanks for reading, take care!