When you’re vegan you can’t assume things. Searching for information is a endless “job” and I’m still impressed about how many things that are present in what we consume that we don’t know what exactly they are or where they come from. In Brazil we have even less information and it’s not easy to figure things out but this is one more reason to keep searching for information, writing companies, asking questions.
This week two facts about Vitamin D came to my knowledge. The first one is related to a soy milk product in Brazil, from a company called Yoki. They have a line of soy milk, with different flavours, and I read on line that the Vitamin D they use to fortify their soy milks has an animal origin (D3 and not D2, which is vegetable). This was a shocking news for a lot of vegan friends that used to consume their products to avoid consuming Ades (a popular brand that’s owned by Unilever).
The second news was about Kellogs corn flakes. I read that Kellogs used to have Vitamin D2 on their cereal and recently it was replaced by D3. I don’t consume them but I know vegan people who do – and one of their reasons if because these cereals are fortified with vitamins while organic ones are not.