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Stork butter is a unique food item with a long and varied history. Used for centuries in many cultures around the world, this type of butter has been used as an edible addition to breads, cakes, and other baked goods. But, is Stork vegan?
Stork is vegan because it doesn’t contain any ingredients derived from animals.
Below is a table showing Stork flavors and its vegan status.
|Stork Baking Block
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Acid (Citric Acid)
- Colours (Carotenes)
- Mono- And Diglycerides
- Palm Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Vitamin A & D
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
The next ingredient that we need to talk about is flavourings. This ingredient is an umbrella term, meaning that it often consists of several ingredients and the source of these ingredients are never disclosed on the ingredients label.
So natural flavors could contain ingredients sourced from animals and there is no way of knowing it just by reading the ingredients label.
Palm oil is very popular and it’s because it’s so easy to produce with a high productive value per square meter, making it very lucrative for companies. Unfortunately this has attracted a lot of companies to this industry and that together poor regulation, it has led to a severe deforestation which has caused severe damage to the environment and the wildlife.
Palm oil in it’self is vegan because it doesn’t contain any ingredients derived from animals, but the production process is not vegan-friendly.
However there is a way to produce sustainable palm oil with minimal impact on the environment and it’s called RSPO. It’s a non-profit organization that helps companies produce and buy sustainable palm oil. This would make the palm oil more vegan-friendly.
Mono- & Diglycerides And Vitamin A & D
These three ingredients are highly questionable because they can be sourced from animals or plants and it’s not disclosed on the ingredients label.
It’s amazing that Stork is vegan-friendly. A common problem for many brands selling butter or margarine is that they used milk, even tho the base of margarine often is vegetable oil. Stork is a great product to add to your shopping list.
Thanks for reading, take care!