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Udi’s Gluten Free Bread is a delicious and nutritious option is made with whole grains and is packed with fiber and protein. It is also low in calories and has no artificial ingredients. Udi’s Gluten Free Bread is a great choice for a healthy, gluten-free diet. But, are Udi’s Gluten Free bread vegan?
No flavors of Udi’s Gluten Free bread is vegan because they all contain egg whites.
Below is a table showing Udi’s Gluten Free bread flavors and its vegan status.
|Hearty Sprouted Grains Artisan Bread||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Hearty 7 Seeds & Grains Artisan Bread||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Delicious Soft White Sandwich Bread||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Cinnamon Raisin Bread||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Omega Flax & Fiber Bread||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Millet-Chia Bread||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Whole Grain Hamburger Buns||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Classic Hot Dog Buns||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Classic French Dinner Rolls||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|French Baguettes||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Delicious Whole Grain Sandwich Bread||No, contains Egg Whites.|
|Classic Hamburger Buns||No, contains Egg Whites.|
Udi’s Gluten Free Bread Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Baking Powder
- Brown Rice
- Cane Sugar
- Canola Oil
- Cellulose Gum
- Chia Seeds
- Citrus Fiber
- Cooked Pinto Bean Grits
- Corn Starch
- Cultured Brown Rice
- Dried Cane Syrup
- Dried Egg Whites
- Egg Whites
- Flax Seed
- Guar Gum
- Invert Cane Sugar
- Locust Bean Gum
- Modified Cellulose
- Modified Food Starch
- Modified Tapioca Starch
- Monocalcium Phosphate)
- Organic Sprouted Amaranth Flour
- Organic Sprouted Millet Flour
- Organic Sprouted Sorghum Flour
- Pea Starch
- Poppy Seeds
- Potato Starch
- Psyllium Husk Fiber
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Resistant Corn Starch
- Rice Bran
- Sodium Alginate
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Sorghum Flour
- Sunflower Seed
- Tapioca Maltodextrin
- Tapioca Starch
- Tapioca Syrup
- Xanthan Gum
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Eggs comes from hens and products/ingredients from animals is not something that vegans eat.
Cane sugar is a very popular sugar, but mostly in candy and snacks, however cane sugar can be found in many of the Udi’s Gluten Free bread flavors. Cane sugar is a risky ingredients for vegans, because it’s often refined before used and in this process it’s also bleached.
A common bleaching method is to use bone char from cows and this does not align with veganism. Exploiting animals in the production process would classify the sugar as non-vegan by many vegans. It is however impossible to know if the sugar has been refined with bone char just by reading the ingredients label.
Only the company would know something like this and contacting them is the only way to be 100% sure.
Enzymes can be made from both animals and plants.
The reason I mention corn is the presence of GMO’s. Corn is a very common GMO crop and the problem with GMO crops is the high amount of herbicide that is being used. This can pollute the surrounding ecosystem and damage it severely.
There is an organisation called non GMO project where companies can get certified, to show costumers that there are no GMO’s in their products.
Egg whites are commonly used throughout all the flavors making them non-vegan. They also contain some questionable ingredients such as cane sugar and enzymes. The cane sugar always has the risk of being bleached in bow char and the enzymes might have been made with animal-sourced ingredients. Finding bread that don’t contain eggs should not be hard for vegans.
Thanks for reading, take care!