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Vegans!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    OK, looking for some input here.

    Today, doing the classic rock salt experiment with some kids. TA announces that she only used Himalayan Pink salt because it contains no animal products! (***)?

    I said that as far as I am aware salt never contains animal products.

    She then said that she went to a Vegan conference and was told that 'they' use animal derived enzymes to 'break down' the salt!

    After the lesson I spent 10 minutes on Google but could find no mention of this process, not even on Vegan websites. So people, please tell me this is a load of old bowlocks.
     
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  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I was watching a cookery programme the other day and it showed how sea water is left to 'dry out' to create sea salt, could she object to marine life caught in this process?

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  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Oh F F S.
    It is total bovine male g o n a d s.
    There is no enzyme capable of 'breaking down' salt..............you should know that Blazer. You need electrolysis to break down salt.
     
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  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    What was swimming around in the sea before it evaporated and left all the salt eh?

    I bet there's all manner of wrigglies and bugglies swimming around and expiring in the salines where they make the sea salt in France, otherwise why do wading birds feed in them?

    Anyway, weren't the Himalayas at the bottom of the sea once?
     
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  5. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Wading birds poop too.
     
  6. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Darned Vegans cause nowt but trouble. Why are they bothering good honest folk? They should bogger off back to their own planet.
     
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  7. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    This authentic-looking website establishes pretty clearly (to me anyway) that your TA is talking b*llocks.

    https://yourveganjourney.com/is-salt-vegan/

    Any supposed superiority of pink Himalayan salt is just marketing by is manufacturers aimed at people with more money than sense.
     
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    The other thing is that French saline salt is just piled up at the side of the marais for ages before it's bagged up and sold. There must be all sorts of animal contamination in the stockpiles.
     
  9. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Himalayan Pink Salt = dirty salt with pink dirt.

    Great marketing idea though, I wonder how close to the Himalayas it actually comes from?
     
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  10. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Isn't it algae or some other organism that causes it to be pink like in the Spanish Saltmarshes? *Think I read that somewhere ages ago.
     
  11. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Everyone ought to have a go at the Vegan Challenge. It's simple enough. You just have to eat a salad and go 24 hours without telling everyone you're a vegan. Oddly, most vegans fail.
     
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  12. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    But its better for the environment just like Greta so shouldn't all non vegans be outed, named, shamed, blamed (see what I did there), pilloried and made to feel bad as others virtue signal to them and have emotional outbursts about how non vegan choices are impacting on vegans lifespan and quality of life?
     
  13. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Yes, I know this but she couldn't be convinced.
     
  14. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Show her a globe and watch her reaction.
     
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  15. eleanorms

    eleanorms Occasional commenter

    But I do really, really like Greggs vegan sausage roll.
    With a nice big decaf latte.
    Oops.
     
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  16. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Take good care to respect the Best Before date on jars of himalayan salt.
     
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  17. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Do vegans know how many bunnies and their friends die during harvesting?
     
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  18. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    No, there are no organisms in pink salt. The colour is because of various trace-minerals where it is mined. Pink salt has no identified health benefits over 'ordinary' salt, it's just trendy and costs so much mainly because of its very high marketing costs.
     
  19. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I meant the pink sea salt in Spain not mined salt.
     
  20. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Food labelling regualtions require salt to contain nothing except minerals.
     

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