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The Vegetarian Resource Group’s Guide to Vegan Cheese

Posted on May 30, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor

Two Vegetarian Resource Group interns (Casey Brown and Sasha Keenan) spent several weeks comparing vegan cheeses sold today. This was a huge project and the recent issue of Vegetarian Journal shared some of their findings. See: Guide to Vegan Cheese

The authors state: “Generally speaking, non-dairy cheeses contain no cholesterol and are lower in saturated fat than dairy cheeses. Non-dairy cheeses are a reduced fat alternative to dairy cheeses. For example, a slice (19 grams) of Go Veggie brand Vegan Cheddar Slices contains 35 calories, 1 gram of protein, 2 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and 0 grams of saturated fat, while a slice (21 grams) of Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese for comparison contains 70 calories, 4 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates, and 3.5 grams of saturated fat.”

Due to space constraints in the magazine, we also have a more thorough version of this article on our website. To see a complete list of vegan cheese brands and purchasing options, as well as characteristics of the various vegan cheese brands and more comparison tables, visit: http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/Public/VeganCheese2016.pdf

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