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March 3, 2012 2:43 AM Subscribe
Can vegetarian "gelatine" be eaten before a colonoscopy?
posted by Perodicticus potto to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
My husband has to have a colonoscopy next month. The instructions he got from the hospital say that for about 18 hours before the procedure, he isn't allowed to eat anything except "jelly." I assume that by "jelly" they mean traditional, animal-based gelatine. As vegetarians, we don't eat this; if I made jelly, it would be with agar agar. Would it be OK for him to eat this, or does it contain stuff he shouldn't have before the colonoscopy?
Bonus question: The letter specifically says he can have any colour of jelly except red. Why would this be?
Thanks so much!