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Are Baked Beans Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Whether you’re making a not-much-left-in-the-cupboard dinner, or you just fancied a warming and nostalgic late lunch, baked beans easily cover both bases. But are they vegan?

Rich and saucy, baked beans are the best friend to all. Loved by students and parents alike, everybody can make time in their lives for a tin of beans.

Baked beans

Baked beans are traditionally made up of white beans (often haricot beans) that are either baked at a low temperature or stewed in a deep, tomatoey sauce and lightly flavoured. They’re often sold in tins, but it’s possible to make them fresh at home or in restaurants.  

Are baked beans vegan?

Yes, baked beans are vegan-friendly as, in their simplest form, they’re white beans and a tomato sauce. Tinned supermarket versions often contain lots of sugar and preservatives, but these are also suitable for vegans. However, make sure you’re not buying a tin with sausages in, as these, unsurprisingly, aren’t vegan.

baked beans

Are all baked beans suitable for vegans? 

You’ve specifically been asking ‘are Heinz baked beans vegan’ and ‘are Branston baked beans vegan’? Well, yes — they’re both vegan too! 

Send more vegan questions our way in the comments section.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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