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Zevia is a line of all-natural, zero calorie sodas. The sodas are sweetened with stevia leaf extract, which comes from the Stevia rebaudiana plant. But, is Zevia vegan?
All Flavors of Zevia soda, energy drinks, organic tea and mixers are vegan because they don’t contain any ingredients derived from animals.
Below is a table showing Zevia flavors and its vegan status.
|Creamy Root Beer||Vegan.|
|Ginger Root Beer||Vegan.|
|Caffeine Free Cola||Vegan.|
|Lemon Lime Twist||Vegan.|
|Pineapple Paradise Energy||Vegan.|
|Strawberry Kiwi Energy||Vegan.|
|Raspberry Lime Energy||Vegan.|
|Mango Ginger Energy||Vegan.|
|Black Tea Raspberry||Vegan.|
|Black Tea Peach||Vegan.|
|Caffeine Free Hibiscus Tea Passionfruit||Vegan.|
|Earl Grey Tea Blood Orange||Vegan.|
|Caffeine Free Black Tea Lemon||Vegan.|
|Black Tea Lemon||Vegan.|
|Ginger Beer Mixer||Vegan.|
|Tonic Water Mixer||Vegan.|
|Lemon Lime with Bitters Mixer||Vegan.|
|Kidz Strawberry Lemonade||Vegan.|
|Kidz Fruit Punch||Vegan.|
|Kidz Orange Cream||Vegan.|
|Kidz Fizzy Apple||Vegan.|
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Organic Stevia Leaf Extract
- Organic Natural Flavors
- Natural Flavors
- Citric Acid
- Carbonated Water
- Organic Caffeine
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Zevia do contain natural flavors, which for the most part is a questionable ingredient for vegans, but on their website they claim that all of their ingredients are vegan-friendly. This means that the natural flavors in Zevia is suitable for vegans.
Normally vegans needs to be careful when it comes to natural flavors because it’s an umbrella term. Meaning that it often consists of several ingredients and the source of these ingredient are never disclosed on the ingredients label.
So the ingredient could be sourced from animals and when reading the ingredients label, vegans could read natural flavors as an vegan-friendly ingredient, when in fact it could be non-vegan. So if you are concerned, always contact the company and ask about questionable ingredients.
Zevia is self declared vegan and all of their ingredients are claimed to be 100% vegan-friendly. This is amazing news for vegans, because Zevia has have many flavors to choose from and this means that I can add Zevia to my vegan shopping list.
Thanks for reading, take care!