Refined sugar, brown sugar and confectioner’s sugar do not contain any ingredients derived from animals. However, sometimes the sugar is filtered through animal bone char. The final product doesn’t contain animal products, but the use of animals in production leaves some feeling conflicted. When sugar is included in a list of ingredients on this blog, you’ll notice that I refer to it as “vegan sugar” There are several solutions and alternatives, and I’ve found that the easiest is to always purchase organic sugar. If the sugar is organic, no animal bone char has been used. Unrefined cane sugar, evaporated cane juice, beet sugar and raw sugar are also processed without the use of bone char.
To learn more about sugar, here is a great article from the Vegetarian Resource Group.
In the meantime, move on to my next post because it’s time for CAKE!