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Is Mustard Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

2min read

Whether it’s the base of your favourite salad dressing or you can’t make a sandwich without a spoonful of the stuff; mustard is a popular condiment. But is it vegan?


Mustard is a distinct condiment easily identifiable for its various shades of yellow. It’s a condiment that’s made with a base of mustard seeds and treated, or processed, in different ways to produce varying products. Think wholegrain to Dijon, yellow mustard to Colemans. 

heinz yellow mustard

Is Mustard Vegan?

Generally, the answer here is yes, mustard is vegan. The ingredients list in most types of mustard is limited to mustard seeds, vinegar, salt, sometimes sugar and other spices.

A few exceptions are honey mustard, for obvious reasons and sometimes Dijon mustard. There aren’t any incriminating ingredients in Dijon mustard, but it’s often filtered with casein, which is a milk protein, albumin, which is from egg whites, or isinglass, which is taken from fish bladders.

Tasty vegan recipes with mustard

Has this post made you hungry for mustard? Here are a few of our favourite recipes that champion all the flavour notes mustard can bring to a meal.

savoury brunch

Val’s savoury vegan brunch that combines all the best things – hearty food and slow weekend mornings.  

vegan Caesar salad

This vegan Caesar salad has a creamy dressing with crunchy romaine lettuce, crisp oyster mushroom ‘chicken’, and croutons! Perfect for a healthy and filling lunch.

Send more plant-based questions our way in the comments section below.


By Fabian Jackson
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.

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