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kelloggs arent vegan either!?!?!?

ok so typical morning got some cereal, soy milk and granola in a bowl but then just stated eaing out of teh kelloggs bag of dry cereal when i notcied that kelloggs contained vitamin b12 which striked me as odd since b12 is said to only come from animals, it said that b12 was in there from" cobalamina" well thats portuguese i have no c lue whta it is in english haha so i'm curious: kelloggs arent vegan either!?!?!?

Anyone know about Post?  Specifically, Grape Nuts and Shredded Wheat w/Bran?

I don't eat cereal very frequently and could probably give it up, but it would be nice to know I could eat these two very high fiber cereals.

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There are bacteria sources of vitamin B12.  Nature's Path cereal, for example, uses vegan B12.

Look for cheep ass generic brand cereals, which often don't have a bunch of added vitamins.  Also, organic cereals usually don't either.

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And if you make your own hot cereal or granola, you're healthy and safe from added whatevers.

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, it said that b12 was in there from" cobalamina" well thats portuguese i have no c lue whta it is in english

Vitamins usually have two names.  In this instance, B12 is also known as "cobalamina."  I'm not sure what the equivalent is, but it's like vitamin B3 is also known as "niacin."  It doesn't get you any closer to knowing the source.  I would suspect that Kelloggs uses the lowest bidder, which would likely be animal-sourced.  I've called corporate headquarters before and asked about ingredient sources.  They seem upfront when telling me a food, which I really wanted to be vegan, contained something animal-sourced.  If it's an out-of-country call, you could try emailing them - just so you know for sure.

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Anyone know about Post?  Specifically, Grape Nuts and Shredded Wheat w/Bran?

I LOVE Grape Nuts, but the vitamin D in Grape Nuts is animal derived (don't know about the Shredded Wheat--I don't eat it)

HOWEVER, GOOD NEWS! Kashi makes a cereal VERY similar to Grape Nuts, it's vegan b/c it doesn't have the vitamin D problem (I don't care that it doesn't have vitamin D because I live in AZ and get plenty of sun for D synthesis), and it's always cheaper than Grape Nuts when I go shopping.

Here's a link to a picture of the box if you're interested next time you go shopping:
http://www.drugstore.com/qxp94762_333181_sespider/kashi/seven_in_the_morning_cereal.htm

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I can't be helpful in terms of the B12 question, but I can tell you that Kellogs are not vegan for a different reason. They contain vitamin D3, from lanolin (sheep) and I got this information directly through the company via email. That said, some vegans choose to ignore some ingredients such as D3, but if you want to avoid consuming it as it is animal-derived, I recommended checking out the Nature's Path brand metioned above, and almost any cereal from a health food store (read the box just in case though).
:)
If you don't live near a health food store...
I eat oats plain with soy or almond milk. I find them great without even cooking them! You could also try teff as a hot breakfast cereal, although I've only eaten it once so far, and also some hot quinoa cereals are on the market.

Does anyone know of cereals fortified with vegan D or B12? I would like to get these vitamins in a vegan form via cereal.

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I am guessing that cobalamina=cobalamin and though I can't speak absolute truth because I don't know Portuguese, I do know in terms of my nutrition knowledge cobalamin is a general term for a few different cobalt containing compounds. they are actually synthesized by bacteria and that is how animals get it in their meat (or milk, whatever). BUT it terms of supplementation the most commonly used form is cyanocobalamin which is sythesized chemically :). Personally, if I see something is fortified with b12 I eat it happily because it is most likely cyanocobalamin, and I need b12.

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If it helps at all, on the British Kellogs website, Rice Krispies are listed as vegan (and a couple of their other cereals are too (yey!)  and on in its ingredients listing it doesn't contain D3 ... so there is hope that its the same in Portugal (I'm 99% sure that its in Europe, right?- my geography is abysmal.. hehehe!). I couldn't find a Portuguese Kellogs website, but you could always email them in England (and therefore in English) and ask them if they use the same formula right across Europe.

here is the page anyway:

http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/

- click on the second drop down box ("view our products by your dietary requirements:") and click 'vegan', for a bountious list of kellogs stuff that is apparently ok in the UK. Worst comes to worst... you could always order some English Rice Krispies online, or look for a British Ex-pat grocery store near you, lol!

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I normally count on my bowl of fortified cereal and soymilk in the morning to help as insurance that if i  don't get my vitamins from the rest of the day's intake i've had at least some. Are there fortified cereals (that aren't crazy expensive) that are along the organic lines or at least aren't fortified with animal derived vitamins?

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Here's a different kind of cereal recipe if anyone's interested.

Put these things in a bowl-
cut up apples
cut up oranges
some raisins
some nuts, cashews or pistachios

and then add some apple juice to it and then eat it with a spoon.

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I would definately say about 99% of Kellogg pruducts aren't vegan.  I used to work there in the accounting area and had to go on plant tours.  Yuck!  I personally don't eat their products because of nightmares from the smell of burnt sugar..lol...so you could probably say that my judgement is prejudiced.

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Hi everyone:

Just thought I'd let you know I emailed Post re: Grape Nuts and Shredded Wheat w/Bran.  Their response back was something along the lines of the source of their enzymes is ever-changing and there is no way they could ever keep track of whether or not they are vegan.

I'm thinking "well, actually you could."  Maybe it's more like can't be bothered.

So now I guess I'll just stick with the Kashi alternative (thanks, Kbuettne) and away from Shredded Wheat, although the SW w/B box says nothing about added vitamins so maybe they're ok?  I don't know.  Oh well, I liked the Grape Nuts better anyway.

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That's interesting, especially since hundreds of other companies -- major national and international brands -- are able to answer that question about their ingredients. So much for their customer service.

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Thankyou whoever said to look at the cheap off brand stuff! It was just as healthy- calorie wise- as cornflakes and didnt have b12. hehehe thnkas!

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