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    Default Are Bisto Onion Gravy Granules vegan?

    Hi all,

    Can I please confirm that Bisto Onion Gravy Granules are definitely vegan? I thought they were but I noticed in the product ingredients on Tesco website that it contains E365 so I looked this up on wikipedia and it states that Disodium 5' ribonucleotides (E number E365) is a flavour enhancer which is synergistic with glutamates. It is a mixture of disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate. Guanylates and inosinates are generally produced from meat, but partly also from fish. They are thus not suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

    I won't order this item until I read your replies.

    Thank you all once again.

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    Default Re: Are Bisto Onion Gravy Granules Vegan?

    365 Sodium fumarate

    Origin:
    Sodium salt of fumaric acid (E297), a natural acid.
    Function & characteristics:
    Acidity regulator.
    Products:
    Confectionery, bakery products, baking powder, etc.
    Acceptable Daily Intake:
    Up to 6 mg/kg body weight.
    Side effects: None known; it is metabolised by the body (it is a normal component of all body cells).
    Dietary restrictions: Fumaric acid and fumarates can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


    http://www.food-info.net/uk/e/e365.htm

    Name(s): Sodium fumarates, Sodium fumarate, Monosodium fumarate.
    Classification: Antioxidant, Acidity regulator.
    Functional Class(es): Acidity regulator.
    CAS Number(s): 7704-73-6.
    Chemical Formula(s): C4H3NaO4.
    Chemical Name(s): Monosodium fumarate, monosodium trans-butenedioic acid, monosodium trans-1,2-ethylenedicarboxylate, monosodium trans-1,2-ethylenedicarboxylic acid.
    Function Details: Acidity regulator.
    Origin: Sodium salt of fumaric acid (E297), a natural acid.
    Description: Odourless, white crystalline powder.
    Dietary Restriction(s): Fumaric acid and fumarates can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.
    Side Effect(s): No side effects known.
    Last Update: Updated up to the 34^th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (2011).


    http://myadditives.co.uk/archives/25279
    When I checked the ingredients list on this gravy I panicked because it contains E635 which is usually derived from meat or fish. I gave premier foods a call and they informed me that they use E365 which is the Ribotide version, which is Vegan.

    http://veggies.co.uk/2011/07/08/bist...d-onion-gravy/
    Hope that helps!
    All done in the best possible taste ...

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    Default Re: Are Bisto Onion Gravy Granules Vegan?

    Thank you - I will now order and enjoy with peace of mind!

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    Default Re: Are Bisto Onion Gravy Granules Vegan?

    Quote Genequeen View Post
    Thank you - I will now order and enjoy with peace of mind!
    You are most welcome Genequeen

    I highly recomending enjoy it by indulging in some Fry's sausages in onion gravy.

    That one, served with a small mountain of mash and peas, is a great 'omni-pleaser' in my experience also!
    All done in the best possible taste ...

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