OK - maybe I'm having a blond moment here, but does the OJ with added calcium have dairy in it? DH suggested that the calcium may be an extract from a dairy product somehow.<br><br>
I'm one-week into this no dairy thing and what to eat is still a puzzle...
IIRC from looking it up, typically for Tropicana or similar they use calcium hydroxide, which is a chemical compound and in no way tied to dairy. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_hydroxide" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_hydroxide</a><br><br>
Calcium is an element and is naturally found in lots of things, including many fruits and vegetables (including oranges), rocks, etc., so doesn't always point to dairy. Typically we avoid if the ingredient list says Calcium Caseinate or Calcium Lactate (easy to remember because of the words casein, like the protein, and lactate which sounds like lactation). Many ingredients with calcium in the title are OK- Calcium Propionate, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate and Calcium Phosphate are all non-dairy.<br><br>
And not sure if you care about this since it's not related to allergies, but the OJ with calcium is usually not vegan because they add D3.
I just heard somewhere else recently that D3 isn't vegan. What is its source?<br><br>
We also avoid calcium lactate, because I'd rather be safe than sorry. The other forms of calcium are okay (though I've never seen calcium caseinate that I know of).
Supplemental D3 (cholecalciferol) usually comes from lanolin from sheep's wool. Sometimes people refer to it as "sheep sweat". D2 (ergocalciferol) is the veg version.<br><br>
IIRC, I've seen calcium casseinate most in candy.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just heard somewhere else recently that D3 isn't vegan. What is its source?<br><br>
We also avoid calcium lactate, because I'd rather be safe than sorry. The other forms of calcium are okay (though I've never seen calcium caseinate that I know of).</div>
Calcium lactate is not made from dairy, its actually usually made from vegan sources. Calcium caseinate however is dairy derived.