Question: What Is The Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian?
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Although I am
vegan by choice I want you to know that here at The vegetarian Center I am more interested in helping you to begin
to reduce the amount of animal foods you are currently having. That may be by just having one day a week
being meat free .... that in itself will be awesome.
But first a very common question
meat-eaters have is "what is the difference between Vegan and Vegetarian?".
Allow me to begin by pointing out that
both are very much into caring for animals. Certainly there are numerous reasons individuals opt to move away from
meat. It can be animal rights, religious, cost-effective or also simply pure flavor and love of different
A whole lot people begin as vegetarians and steadily, with time, start to recognize that
the bulk of their dishes are actually vegan so the change is really quite simple.
Neither a Vegan nor a Vegetarian eats any part of an animal. Let me just add here the the
word "animal" refers to four-legged, two-legged, with wings, without wings and those that swim or are able to
escape danger (e.g. shellfish). Some-one once said "if it had a mommy, then I'm not eating it".
The difference between Vegan and Vegetarian is basic.
There are some foods that come from animals that Vegetarians do eat
and Vegans don't. These are milk, cheese and various other dairy items, eggs and honey. Speaking of cheese, a
product called rennet is used in the making of cheese. Now there are 2 kinds of rennet, one is made from the
belly lining of young animals, usually from calves, the other is made from vegetable ... I assume you can
figure out which one a vegetarian chooses.
Wine also can use animal by-products for filtering. Some vineyards will label if they are
vegetarian, however, that's not always the case, so it's a good idea to ask if you can.
Naturally vegetarians are usually fairly specific that these "animal" items are organic and/or
free range range as most vegetarians do subscribe to animal welfare.
On the the other hand, Vegans do not have anything that is produced by an animal at all. They
use products such as soy milk or nut milk, use egg replacement and components like nutritional yeast or tahini
instead of cheese.
Vegans, normally, are more outspoken regarding animal rights and welfare and will make certain
their clothing, footwear and bags are not made from natural leather or
any animal by-products e.g. wool.
The choices in foods are increasing and you can buy good vegetarian foods from the
supermarket, health stores, farmers markets or even online to cook in your home. The choices on restaurant menus
and in cafes is also increasing for both Vegetarians and Vegans and meals are various, tasty and nourishing. Dishes
abound for Vegans and Vegetarians and lots of people are making the decision to forgo meat even if it is for just
one day a week.
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