You might think that sugar is perfectly fine for vegetarians – though not necessarily for teeth and waistlines. In fact, the most common types of sugar – white, brown, and confectioner’s sugar – are often filtered through bone char (which is made from the bones of cattle).
So if you avoid meat for ethical reasons, you should also avoid sugars processed with bone char, either by purchasing sugar from companies that do not use bone char, or by choosing sugar alternatives.
Sugar made without bone char
most organic sugars
The nutritional value and taste of these sugar alternatives vary, but they are all suitable for vegetarians, and all but honey for vegans.
use 25-50% less, reduce other liquids by an equal amount
Brown rice syrup
reduce other liquids by one fourth
reduce other liquids by equal amount
reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees and bake a bit longer
reduce other liquids by half the amount of syrup used