Our Guide to Food Ingredients, which lists the uses, sources, and definitions of 200 common food ingredients, has now been published in its entirety online: http://www.vrg.org/ingredients/
The Guide is also still available for purchase in print for just $6: http://www.vrg.org/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=8
Our objective in this Guide is to provide an easy-to-read, useful list of ingredients commonly found in many foods and beverages that indicates whether they are vegetarian, vegan, or non-vegetarian. Our Guide is unique in that we place emphasis on the commercial sources of ingredients most commonly used today while mentioning other possible sources of ingredients.
The Guide is one offshoot of an ongoing VRG food ingredients project. New information and changes in commercial processes and sources will constantly appear. Check http://www.vrg.org for updates.
We are happy to now provide this content on our website and hope that it continues to assist people in deciphering ingredient labels.
Your support allows us to continue this ingredient research and make updates as new information arises. Please consider making a donation here: https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=1565