It has recently come to my attention that many products that enrich their ingredients with Omega 3 may not be suitable for vegetarians.
I’ve noticed that more and more products, such as bread and orange juice, are adding Omega 3 to their ingredients lists. This is a marketing ploy to advertise a ‘healthy heart’ product range. However, often, Omega 3s are derived from fish. Omega 3 can also be made from plant matter, so be sure to read the label to check whether it is suitable for vegetarians before purchasing.
For example, Tropicana Healthy Heart Orange Juice contains MEG-3 which is fish oil and fish gelatine. In this case, the fish used are tilapia, sardine and anchovy.