Is Vegan Cheese Healthy?
Whether you’re melting, grilling, grating or slicing it, there are so many ways to enjoy plant-based cheese. But we’ve been wondering: is vegan cheese healthy?
Plant-based cheese is completely dairy-free and free of all animal derivatives during its lifetime. This makes it not only a lifesaver for anyone plant-based missing their toasties or even those who are lactose intolerant. It’s usually made from a soy or nut base, but cashew and coconut cheese are widely available too.
Want to know more about how vegan cheese is made? Check out this post here.
Is vegan cheese healthy?
This might not come as a surprise to you, but like everything in life, vegan cheese is best enjoyed in moderation and as part of a healthy and balanced diet. This isn’t to say it’s unhealthy, or even a less healthy option than dairy-based cheeses. Some more natural options have a higher nutritional value than those which are more processed.
Be sure to check nutritional labels to make sure you’re eating the right stuff. Need some inspiration? Have a look at our guide to the best vegan cheeses here – spoiler, our favourite is Creamy Sheese Original.
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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.