Do You Always Know What You’re Eating?
In this section, we’ll explore some of the mashbooh (doubtful) ingredients you may never have placed any doubt in. Food product labels are growing and, let’s face it, you may not be able to pronounce many of the ingredients, let alone know what they all are. Some may look familiar, while others may look like they belong in a science textbook. Here we’ll detail what the ingredients are, what they are made of, where they come from, and why they may not be permissible.
We hope you’ll use this section as a guide to verifying the acceptability of the products you buy. The ingredients we’ll feature may be derived from non-halal sources, thus that product may not be halal. If you see any of these ingredients on the label of your favorite item, contact the manufacturer to find the source of the ingredients. Of course, there is no substitute for authentic, halal-certified products. Look for the Crescent-M logo on the package to be sure.
Come on and take a closer look at labels…coming Summer 2014.
Examples of Mashbooh (Doubtful) Ingredients
|Bread||Lecithin, Mono/Di-glycerides, Folic Acid, Riboflavin|
|Bagels||Cysteine Hydrochloride, Enzymes, Folic Acid, Niacin|
|Candy||Glycerin, Gelatin, Mono/Di-glycerides, Whey, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate|
|Cereal||Natural & Artificial Flavors, Vitamins A, B2, C, D & E|
|Cookies||Folic Acid, Thiamine|
|Granola Bars||Natural & Artificial Flavors, Riboflavin, Folic Acid|
|Coffee Creamer||Natural & Artificial Flavors, Mono/Di‑glycerides|
|Cake||Natural & Artificial Flavors, Mono/Di‑glycerides|
|Donuts/Pastries||Natural & Artificial Flavors, Mono/Di‑glycerides|
|Ice Cream||Whey, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Mono/Di‑glycerides|
|Jello/Pudding||Gelatin, Natural & Artificial Flavors|
|Shortening||Animal Fat, Mono/Di‑glycerides|
|Yogurt||Natural & Artificial Flavors, Gelatin, Whey|
|Gum||Glycerin, Stearic Acid|
|Mouth Wash||Alcohol, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Glycerin|
|Nutritional Supplements||Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate|
|Soap||Sodium Tallowate, Glycerin|
|Toothpaste||Sodium Lauryl Sulfate|