Is Margarine Vegan?
Been wondering if margarine’s vegan, and if so, which brands? Here are your questions, answered.
Whether you use margarine for baking, spreading on toast or to use as a fat for cooking, we’ve got your back.
What is margarine?
Margarine is a vegetable oil-based spread designed to have similar uses and properties to dairy butter. Margarine has traditionally been used as a butter supplement in home-baking and large scale food production as it’s cheaper to make and is relatively healthier and believed to be better for your heart.
Is margarine vegan?
In theory, margarine should be suitable for vegans because it can simply be made from vegetable oils and water.
Is all margarine vegan?
However, in practice, some margarine brands include milk in their ingredients list for flavour, making these not suitable for vegans. So we’d always advise you to carefully check the label just in case.
Margarine not suitable for vegan
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By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants 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.