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Spectrum Cooking Spray is an invaluable tool for the modern kitchen. It is a simple, convenient way to reduce fat and calories in everyday cooking while still providing the same great flavor. But, is Spectrum Cooking Spray vegan?
Spectrum Organic Sunflower Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray, Olive Oil Non-stick Cooking Spray and Grapeseed Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray are vegan just to name a few. They don’t contain any ingredients sourced from animals.
Below is a table showing Spectrum Cooking Spray flavors and its vegan status.
|Organic Sunflower Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
|Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
|Olive Oil Non-stick Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
|Grapeseed Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
|Coconut Oil Non-stick Cooking Spray||Maybe, contains Natural Flavor.|
|Canola Oil Non-stick Cooking Spray||Vegan.|
Spectrum Cooking Spray Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Canola Oil
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Natural Flavor
- Organic Cane Alcohol
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Organic Soy Lecithin
- Organic Sunflower Oil
- Soy Lecithin
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Sugar is a controversial ingredient within the vegan community. In the candy and sweets industry the most common sugars used are beet sugar and cane sugar. Beet sugar is always vegan, but in the case of cane sugar, it’s not always vegan.
Cane sugar is often refined to fit products better and in this process the sugar is also bleached. A common method is to use bone char from dead cows and this would make the product non-vegan in many vegans eyes.
Exploiting animals in the production process does not align with veganism.
Natural flavors can be a tricky ingredient for vegans, because it’s an umbrella term. This means that it can consist of several ingredients without the source of these ingredients being disclosed on the ingredients label.
This means that ingredients could be sourced from animals and it wouldn’t show on the ingredients label. There is an interesting article on National Geographic where they disclosed that vanilla flavors could contain butt goo from beavers. Vegans needs to be careful when it comes to different flavors.
Soy is one of the most common GMO crops in the US. It’s become a popular way to grow soy and the problem with this is the high amount of herbicide that is needed for the plants to grow. This can pollute the surrounding ecosystem and could result in some serious damage to the environment.
More Vegan Cooking Sprays
Many cooking spray products are vegan and I found some more brands that I’ve listed below:
It’s amazing that Spectrum have 5 vegan flavors and the 6th flavor might also be vegan, but contains natural flavors, which could contain ingredients derived from animals. This is always tricky for vegans and the only way to be sure if it’s vegan is to contact the company and ask.
Thanks for reading, take care!