Whether you are just starting on a vegan journey or have been committed to the lifestyle for a while, we have created this guide to vegan ingredients to help you make the right choices for you and your family. With a huge range of Vegan Butcher products available as part of our wider vegan range, we have plenty of advice and tips to pass on.
What Is Vegan Cooking?
Veganism is a type of cooking that excludes all animal-derived products or products that involve cruelty to animals such as meat, fish eggs and dairy products. It also includes other animal by-products such as fats, flavourings and other additives. It always pays to check ingredients carefully or buy from certfied brands or suppliers.
Is Vegan Baking Healthier?
Vegan ingredients are 100% plant-based and so should generally be considered healthy. Vegan baking, however, does not mean avoiding sugar, carbohydrates or calories, for example. So it's not garaunteed that vegan cake and desserts are necessarily good for you.
Is Corn Flour Vegan?
Yes. Cornstarch is normally 100% plant-based and so corn flour should be considered vegan.
Can Vegans Eat Flour?
Yes. Wheat Flour is suitable for vegans because it is generally 100% plant-based. Occasionally it is reported that animal products are used when processing some flours, so it pays to check carefully and buy from trusted brands.
What Is The Best Vegan Cooking Oil?
Plant-based cooking oils vary so the answer will depend on your objectives, but Avocado oil, coconut oil. light olive oil. rice-bran oil and canola oil can all act as healthy ingredients for cooking and baking.
What Replaces Eggs In Vegan Baking?
Specific vegan egg substitute powders are available, however there are many natural items you can switch to create a similar effect in baking. These include apple sauce, banana, aquafaba (th viscous water in which legume seeds such as chickpeas have been cooked), black salt, flaxseed and linseed, tofu and tapioca starch.
Can Vegan Butter Be Used In Baking?
Yes. Most non-dairy butters make for good baking recipe substitutes. Depending on the recipe, you can also use plant-based oils too. With a bit of imagination and experimentation, you will soon not miss dairy at all.
Can You Buy Vegan Pastry?
Yes. Many butter-free pre-prepared pastry options are suitable for vegans. As always, do be sure to check the ingredients for any animal-derived additives, preservatives and flavourings though.
Where Can You Buy Vegan Baking & Cooking Ingredients?
If you’re wondering how to stock up on vegan baking and cooking staples, don’t worry. There are a dozens of helpful products available through Planet Organic’s vegan range. So you’re bound to find what you need. They can all be delivered straight to your kitchen too.