Are Smuckers Low Sugar Strawberry Preseves Vegan?

Gabrielle recently asked if Smuckers Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves were vegan. She was also so kind as to include an ingredient list in her question:
Ingredients: STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR, WATER*, FRUIT PECTIN, CITRIC ACID,
LOCUST BEAN GUM*, POTASSIUM SORBATE ADDED AS A PRESERVATIVE, CALCIUM
CHLORIDE*, RED 40*. *INGREDIENTS NOT IN REGULAR PRESERVES.

Answer: Yes this product appears to be vegan. Many have claimed in the past that Red 40 was a suspect ingredient, but information I have found as of late is that Red 40 is synthetically processed and not made from carmine.

1 comment for “Are Smuckers Low Sugar Strawberry Preseves Vegan?

  1. vik
    March 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    What about the sugar ingredient? Is it vegan?

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