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09/19/2001 Entry: "Nifsal Meachila."
Kosher gelatin can be made from fish bones, beef, Japanese insinglass, agar agar, carrageenan, and Irish moss.... Contrary to assumptions, it is also considered kosher to use animal-derived gelatin with dairy products. Unless it is specified as being derived from a non-animal source, such as agar agar and carrageenan, it is very possible that kosher gelatin is animal-derived."
I'm slowly trying to elimitate gelatin from my diet, but it's in freakin' everything. A number of candies, including Altoid mints. A tasty spinach dip I bought at the store. I just read the ingredients on the Planter's Dry Roasted Peanuts I've been snacking on, and there it is again. On my peanuts too? sigh
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Tell me about it! Animal products are in everything! I can't even buy my beloved french fries without wondering if they were cooked in or contain animal fat for "flavor."
Giving up dairy is the most difficult part though. I *love* cheese. :(
Posted by Katrina @ 09/19/2001 02:13 PM PST
Darn gelatin! Darn it all to heck. It's such a pain in the ass finding out what it's in.
Posted by Jason @ 09/21/2001 10:54 AM PST