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My yogurt has gelatin in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: No it has KOSHER gelatin. I googled it since I wanted to know if it was "safe" (we've eaten almost a whole tub and have another one to go!) and nope! Just means it doesn't have pork in it.<br><br>
Why the crap does my yogurt have gelatin in it? I know why. To add "texture". I googled Yoplait (it's what my sister eats....not my brand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) and it says right there gelatin is added for texture. Why does my yogurt need texture!? Where is this so called texture?<br><br>
This is stupid. I'm sure there are brands out there that don't have it but why! does gelatin keep sneaking up on me!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
ETA: I realize yogurt is debateable on whether it is truely vegetarian to begin with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We are lacto-ovo veggies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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some commercial yogurt does have gelatin. i haven't seen organic/hormone free yogurt with gelatin though. homemade yogurt is often a bit runny (especially with skim, low fat milk), so companies that make yogurt like to add things to it that make it firm, like milk powder, gelatin or guar gum.<br><br>
maybe you could make your own yogurt? or make kefir, since that doesn't involve heating the milk. that way you would still get the probiotics. we've switched to making kefir because its just much easier.<br><br>
here are instructions for making yogurt the 'south asian' style (my family is indian and does this) which does not involve yogurt makers or any special equipment.<br><br><a href="http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2005/06/23/home-made-yogurt/" target="_blank">http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/ar...e-made-yogurt/</a>
 

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There are several yogurt companies that don't use gelantine in their yogurt - I hate this texture so badly, I am soo on the watch for it. Brown Cow has a nice yogurt without it, so does Danone (although I don't buy their products), also making yogurt is fairly easy - you don't even need a starter. Just buy quart of milk and stir in a small store bought yogurt, let it rest at a warm place over night (90-110degrees - the easiest is your oven at the lowest setting, or you just boil the milk and let it cool down, add the yogurt, stir, store in a jar and keep warm with towls).<br><br>
You can repeat this with the yogurt you just made several times, at some point, the culture will get weak (in my experience) and I buy a new small yogurt.
 

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Nancy's Soy (hard to find) is about the only truly SAFE yogurt I've found, no gelatin, no excitotoxins, no bad sweeteners, no bad soy forms...
 

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It's probably agar. The yogurt wouldn't be kosher if they used animal based gelatin. You can't combine animal and milk products.<br><br>
Scratch that, in theory it could be animal based if it were fish based. I've never heard of fish based gelatin, though. Why don't you call the manufacturer and ask for details?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's probably agar. The yogurt wouldn't be kosher if they used animal based gelatin. You can't combine animal and milk products.<br><br>
Scratch that, in theory it could be animal based if it were fish based. I've never heard of fish based gelatin, though. Why don't you call the manufacturer and ask for details?</div>
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Actually, Kosher gelatin is most often fish-based. Sometimes it's plant-based, which is why it's important to ask.
 

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When I googled it it pulled up <a href="http://www.ivu.org/faq/gelatine.html" target="_blank">this site.</a> It says it can be fish and/or beef. :S So given that it says that and that milk and animal can be combined IF it were fish based I'm guessing that's what it is. The yogurt isn't kosher...the gelatin is. That's the only thing listed that says kosher (which I thought was off....I know very little about kosher laws but I know enough to question that one.)<br><br>
I have no problem finding another brand of yogurt. It just threw me off guard. Who would think to check to see if there yogurt was "safe" to eat as a veg*n? tsk
 

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check your ice cream too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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So sad. I had DH run out to get sour cream for something we needed and I had to call and tell him to double check. He walked in the house laughing at me. It has one ingredient....cultered cream. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I told him it wasn't fair to laugh...I wouldn't think yogurt has gelatin so it was totally possible!
 

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also check your cereals. Especially "frosted" (even natural) ones. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">check your ice cream too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
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Yes, gelato definately has gelatin.
 

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even kinds like Tillamook do, depending on flavor. And it's not even just the kinds with marshmallows in them (do be sure to get the vegan marshmallows too).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My yogurt has gelatin in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: No it has KOSHER gelatin. I googled it since I wanted to know if it was "safe" (we've eaten almost a whole tub and have another one to go!) and nope! Just means it doesn't have pork in it.<br><br>
Why the crap does my yogurt have gelatin in it? I know why. To add "texture". I googled Yoplait (it's what my sister eats....not my brand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) and it says right there gelatin is added for texture. Why does my yogurt need texture!? Where is this so called texture?<br><br>
This is stupid. I'm sure there are brands out there that don't have it but why! does gelatin keep sneaking up on me!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
ETA: I realize yogurt is debateable on whether it is truely vegetarian to begin with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We are lacto-ovo veggies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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does the yogurt have a kosher symbol on it? If it does then it doesn't have any meat products in it as to be kosher dairy can't be mixed with meat. I think you are fine and it's probably agar agar which is a type of seaweed used as a gelatin.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">does the yogurt have a kosher symbol on it? If it does then it doesn't have any meat products in it as to be kosher dairy can't be mixed with meat. I think you are fine and it's probably agar agar which is a type of seaweed used as a gelatin.</div>
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I am pretty sure fish gelatin is kosher with dairy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am pretty sure fish gelatin is kosher with dairy.</div>
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Yeah that. tboroson mentions that up in a post above. The link I shared explains kosher gelatin is just fish and/or beef based. Since it is in my yogurt I'm assuming it's fish based off tboroson's post.<br><br>
Also, my yogurt itself is not kosher. Just the gelatin. I'm not worried about the yogurt being qualified kosher. I mentioned it because the little I know of kosher law, I know technically dairy and meat can't be combined or share the same stuff. That's where the shock comes in.
 

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This surprised me. My cousin used to own a gelateria, and she never mentioned using gelatin. So I did a little looking, and found this, from wikipedia(not exactly my favorite reference, but it was explained so succinctly that I'll quote)<br><br>
"Some people have the misconception that the word "gelato" is related to "gelatin" and that the latter is an ingredient, chasing away vegetarians and those wishing to avoid gelatin. However, although some rogue gelaterias might use gelatin, traditional gelato recipes do not call for it and most gelato is not made with gelatin. "Gelato", as stated above, comes from the word for "freeze" or "frozen"."<br><br>
I looked at a couple brands of gelato; nope, no gelatin in them. But there are plenty of online recipes for gelato that do include gelatin.
 

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Have you tried Brown Cow or Stonyfield? I think what you'll find it that not only will you be free of gelatin but the yogurt tastes about a hundred times better and you will get better live cultures too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This surprised me. My cousin used to own a gelateria, and she never mentioned using gelatin. So I did a little looking, and found this, from wikipedia(not exactly my favorite reference, but it was explained so succinctly that I'll quote)<br><br>
"Some people have the misconception that the word "gelato" is related to "gelatin" and that the latter is an ingredient, chasing away vegetarians and those wishing to avoid gelatin. However, although some rogue gelaterias might use gelatin, traditional gelato recipes do not call for it and most gelato is not made with gelatin. "Gelato", as stated above, comes from the word for "freeze" or "frozen"."<br><br>
I looked at a couple brands of gelato; nope, no gelatin in them. But there are plenty of online recipes for gelato that do include gelatin.</div>
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You are right about true gelato recipes. The reason I pointed that out is because I have seen it done on a tv cooking show and I went to a restaurant that had gelatin in their gelato. It is unfortunate, and I will keep my eyes open for the ones without.
 

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Fish gelatin is considered pareve and is suitable for using in kosher yogurt.<br><br>
Some rabbinical authorities (is that the right term?) even consider kosher gelatin <a href="http://www.kashrut.com/articles/DryBones/" target="_blank">made from glatt-slaughtered beef hides</a> to be pareve.<br><br>
You can't assume that a dairy product with kosher gelatin is free of animal-sourced gelatin. Generally, that gelatin is going to be derived from fish.<br><br>
The only time I've seen truly vegetarian kosher gelatin, those products were labelled parenthetically as "kosher gelatin (carrageenan)" or "kosher gelatin (agar)".
 
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