what is vegan

Is bittermandeln vegan?

Bittermandeln is a vegan food ingredient.

Checking out an ingredients list? 👇

Vegan Ingredient Checker
Scan labels, check if ingredients are vegan
Get on Google PlayGet on App Store

Learn more

"You are amazing, this has saved me so much time when grocery shopping!"

— Austin, a user who reached out with feedback

"It's been a great tool since starting my journey! You take a pic of the nutrition/ingredients, and it'll warn you of anything questionable or not vegan. 😁"

— Ashe, a Vegan For Beginners Facebook Group member

"Use a vegan app when you go shopping, I use WhatsVegan."

— Dóra, a Vegan For Beginners Facebook Group member

So, what is bittermandeln?

Bittermandeln, also known as bitter almonds, are a type of almond that are known for their distinctively bitter taste. While they may look similar to sweet almonds, bittermandeln contain amygdalin, a compound that breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested. Due to this potential toxicity, bittermandeln are typically used in small quantities for their flavor in dishes such as marzipan, amaretto liqueur, and some baked goods. Bittermandeln are also used in traditional medicine for their supposed health benefits, although their use is controversial and should be approached with caution.

How to quickly find the source of ingredients like bittermandeln?

We've built a database of 49359 ingredients (and growing), classified as "vegan", "non-vegan", or "maybe vegan".

We use it in our vegan ingredients scanner, which is the best way to avoid non-vegan ingredients - you take a picture of a product's ingredient list, and the app tells you if the product is vegan or not.

scan ingredient listvegan ingredient checkervegan shopping made simple
Get on Google PlayGet on App Store
Stay in the loop about new WhatsVegan goodies!
We'll never send you spam.
Do you have any feedback? Drop us a line at [email protected] 🙌
The content on this website and the WhatsVegan application is not dietary advice, and it's intended for informational and educational purposes only.Terms of ServicePrivacy policy