Is Mustard Vegan? (Yes, But Beware of These Weird Exceptions…)

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Wondering if mustard is vegan? How about dijon mustard and whole grain mustard? In this article, we’ll answer all of the questions you have about the vegan status of thiscondiment.

We’ll also tackle questions about the mustard at some of the biggest restaurant chains.

Let’s begin…

Is Mustard Vegan?

Almost always, mustard is vegan.One big exception is honey mustard.Many who follow a plant-based diet prefer to abstain from honey as it’s an animal byproduct (though not all do).The other exception is mustard sauces like those from McDonald’s which have eggs.

One other thing we do want to address is that some mustards are made with white wine.The reason there is a debate about whether these mustards are vegan is that some white wines are filtered with animal products.

In the interest of making vegannism as accessible as possible, we would encourage you not to worry about the possibility of trace ingredients like these.Without clearly marked non-vegan ingredients, mustards are widely accepted as vegan.

Mustard seeds on bowl

Mustard dates all the way back to 1800 BC.Usually made with mustard seeds, vinegar, salt and spices, it can showcase a wide range of flavors from spicy to sweet and everything in between.It also comes in different textures, from smooth, to gritty, to whole grain. 

It goes great with all sorts of vegan cuisine including veggie burgers, sweet potato wedges, mashed chickpea salad and much more.

Don’t forget to click here to grab our vegan grocery list!

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