On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, Doris Tuck wrote:
> Someone just wrote that Trader Joe's said that rennet and enzyes
> were lacto-vegetarian okay. Someone please explain this to me.
> My understanding was that rennet came from the bones or stomach
> lining or something like that of calves. Doesn't sound very
> vegetarian to me. Did I get misinformation somewhere, or miss a
> point, or just misunderstand something?
I think sometimes microbial enzymes are called "vegetarian rennet"
because they have the same action as rennet, which does come from veal
The web page I posted earlier (http://envirolink.org/arrs/VRG/cheese.html)
has *lots* of information about rennet and the vegetarian substitutes for
it. It also has a list of mail-order sources for veggie cheese.
Check it out....