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Is Worcestershire Sauce Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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This fermented sauce that’s somewhere between a dressing and a liquid condiment has a bitter, tangy and highly distinguishable taste. But is it vegan?  

We won’t surprise you by saying that the dark Worcestershire sauce gets its name from the UK’s West-Midland county. It’s at home in cocktails like the Bloody Mary and in the sauces of rich stews.

Worcestershire sauce  

The fermented sauce is made up of malt and spirit vinegar, sugar and molasses, some salt, garlic and onions, tamarind, spices and anchovies.

Is Worcestershire sauce vegan?

Considering that there are anchovies used in the sauce, no, it isn’t vegan. However, due to the sauce’s popularity, a fish-free version is easy to come by for anyone on a plant-based diet, allergic to seafood or anyone who might not eat seafood for religious beliefs.

We love this bottle of vegan Worcestershire sauce from Geo Organics! 

Be sure to send more plant-based questions our way in the comments, and we’ll do our best to answer them for you.

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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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