what is vegan

Is e234 vegan?

E234 is a vegan food ingredient.

Checking out an ingredients list? πŸ‘‡

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!"

β€” 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. 😁"

β€” Ashe, a Vegan For Beginners Facebook Group member

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

β€” DΓ³ra, a Vegan For Beginners Facebook Group member

So, what is e234?

E234 is a food preservative that goes by the chemical name Nisin. This naturally occurring peptide is derived from the bacteria Lactococcus lactis, which is commonly found in dairy products. Nisin has been used as a preservative in foods for over 50 years and is known for its ability to inhibit the growth of a wide range of harmful bacteria, including Listeria, Staphylococcus, and Clostridium. Unlike many other preservatives, Nisin is considered safe for consumption, and has been approved for use in foods by numerous regulatory agencies around the world. With its ability to extend shelf life and maintain food quality, E234 is a valuable ingredient in the food industry.

How to quickly find the source of ingredients like e234?

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] πŸ™Œ
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