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Calcium bioavailability in traditional tofu?

As a vegan, I intend to use tofu as my main source of protein, iron and calcium. Therefore, I am concerned about bioavailability (i.e. absorption divided by intake) of iron and calcium in tofu. As far ...
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How is vegan butter made solid?

In the past, people switched to margarine thinking it was healthier than butter but then studies on trans fatty acids found in margarine suggested otherwise. Given that history, I was wondering if ...
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What is a healthy seasoning powder for vegetarians?

Normally, I use mushroom powder, but now it is out of stock in my place (New Zealand). The alternative to me is MSG or other artificial seasoning powder but I know they are not good for my health. Is ...
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Lecithin content in various oils?

How much lecithin is in various plant oils like olive, sunflower, soybean, canola, safflower, avocado, palm, coconut, etc.? Or in animal fats? cf. R. W. Bernard, Science Discovers the Physiological ...
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COVID-19 vaccine considerations for vegans

I live a vegan lifestyle, as far as I'm aware. (I don't knowingly make decisions otherwise*.) I don't want to be speciesist. Ideally, I want to live by principles that if all other humans followed ...
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Is Aloe a source for vitamin B12?

Can a vegetarian drink aloe juice to avoid B12 deficiency?
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Is Vegetable tanned full grain leather plant-based or animal-based?

Just saw on amazon a product with vegetable tanned leather. Is vegetable tanned leather plant-based or animal-based? If it is animal-based, so that I will not buy it, because I am against animal ...
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What appliance is required to make dense and stable foam out of aquafaba?

All of the recipes of whipped aquafaba I encountered on the web are showing chickpea brine whipped with the use of a stationary mixer with a large conical-shaped whisk. Did anyone experiment with ...
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Does personification of animals in fictional media like Peppa Pig and Donald Duck promote cultural reconsideration of those animals as delicacies?

I wondered whether Peppa was a pig to promote the idea of pigs as lovable pets rather than delicacies. It turns out that it wasn't the case. However, that led me wondering if there is any evidence ...
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How Long Have People Called Plant Milk “Milk”?

I have heard that cultures have called plant milks "milk" (Ex. Soy milk, almond milk) for thousands of years. Is this true? I would like a source to refer to.
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Kombucha as a vitamin B12 source

Kombucha can have very high amounts of vitamin B12 (e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/65wjep/this_kombucha_has_a_ridiculous_amount_of_b12/). Where does the vitamin B12 come from?...
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Why vegetarian food is considered to be the best food? [closed]

A vegetarian diet is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and low in saturated fats. This keeps your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check. Over-time, regular consumption of such a diet can ...
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Is there a way to determine what kinds of fish tend to feel the smallest amount of pain?

I am asking this question because I am trying to make my diet less cruelty-oriented, for this reason this question can be related to trolley problem since I am coping with an ethical problem trying to ...
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Where can I find a cheap vegan protein bar?

I weightlift 6 times a week and trying to build muscle. I am vegetarian but I try to limit my amount of dairy intake. I am eating PURE Protein Bars as snacks between my regular meals. They cost ...
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What set of vegetarian foods can fully replace the need for a meat diet?

I've seen this, this, this and this, but it doesn't answer my question. Reason for asking: I'm having digestive issues with eating meat, and I wish to switch to a vegetarian diet to see if it'd help. ...
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Getting home made vegan energy bars to bind

I use a silicon mould tray to make biscuits, snack sized bars. I have used a few recipes, which for taste seem to work (both raw and baked). But my recurring problem is to get the ingredients to bind ...
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How to prepare beans and pulses

I have been buying 'Quick Soup Mix' in my local health food store for many years. (Green split peas, Whole green lentils, Yellow split peas, Red split lentils, Pearl barley, Barley flakes) The ...
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Which countries have the highest number of vegans?

Which countries have the highest number of vegans? And which has the highest percentage of vegans?
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Durable Trekking Boots (vegan)

Where can I find a pair of durable vegan boots for trekking? I'm specifically looking for a goodyear-welted boot, so that they are heavy, durable, and I can take them to any-old boot shop to have them ...
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Potato: how can I make it easier to digest and more enjoyable?

In our culture (Szeklerland) potato is used for meat garnish, and normally I will not eat potato as a vegetarian. But I have 1 kg now and want to process them in an effective way to prevent ...
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What are creatine supplements made of?

Creatine falls into the category of potentially useful chemicals easily found in animal products but not in plant products (similar to b12) & I've seen a plant-based doctor recommend it in certain ...
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How can I modify a fruitarian + dairy diet to provide sufficient vitamins, minerals and protein?

I am a man with 37 Yrs and average body type with almost 80kg weigth with this amount protein needs (based of this site): I am trying to follow a fruitarian diet with some modifications such as ...
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How frequent and regular should protein intake be?

I have a varied, aiming for low-fat vegetarian diet where I eat sometimes vegetables with a bit of bread, sometimes meat industrial substitutes (I try to reduce them), sometimes pasta or rice, ...
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Is this aloe vera gel vegan? [closed]

I use Fruit of the Wokali aloe vera gel, but I'm not sure whether it's vegan or not. Is Fruit of the Wokali aloe vera gel vegan?
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Nutrition deficiency Lines in Nails [closed]

My nails start to create a texture like lines on a vegan diet. Is there a deficiency creating this problem? Is so, what might it be?
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Does veganism keep you young?

Some say because I'm vegan since I was 14 I remained a child. I have never been short by any means, I am the tallest guy in my entire Romanian family (my grandma had 11 children and the other grandma ...
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Eggs from free chicken

I'm on the path of becoming vegan, mainly because of compassion for animals and environmental issues. I am wondering about the vegan philosophy about the next question. I get why eating commercial ...
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What non-vegetarian and/or non-vegan ingredients can be found in cosmetics?

Veganism is defined as "a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other ...
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Does nutritional yeast count as a food or supplement?

The RDA of B12 is 2.4 mcg in food. For supplements, which are not as well absorbed, the recommended dose is 5-10 mcg (and sometimes higher). So does nooch count as a supplement or food? (Please cite a ...
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How much myrosinase do mustard sprouts contain?

It is known that ground mustard seeds contain active myrosinase, but what about soaked or sprouted mustard seeds?
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Are vegans less susceptible to infectious diseases?

After reading the recent article Butler, Michael J., and Ruth M. Barrientos. “The Impact of Nutrition on COVID-19 Susceptibility and Long-Term Consequences.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 87 (July ...
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Which type of bean causes the least amount of flatulence without soaking?

If you wanted to cook unsoaked beans, which type of bean would have the least chance of producing flatulence? For instance,I put some pinto beans in an instant pot for 30 minutes after eating a 1/2 ...
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Body got skinny and gaunt; caused by not eating meat any more?

Last year I stopped eating meat (for environmental reasons): went from meat every day to one meat meal every one or two weeks (basically only when going out). And since Coronavirus started, this has ...
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Is the growth medium used to cultivate vitamin B12-producing bacteria vegan?

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in human health. Because it is considered that active forms of B12 cannot be reliably obtained from plant foods or algae, the ...
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Is there a vegan alternative to Ovaltine?

I'm looking for something that shares Ovaltine's texture and taste, but that's vegan -- milk is the only bit that makes it not vegan, it looks like. Given the texture and the taste are two really ...
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How to deal with narcissistic manipulation from anti vegans?

It is common practice from narcissistic individuals to accuse vegans of being part of a brain washed society or religion. This means one has two options: Defend veganism and by doing so proving in ...
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In the Vegan Society's definition, what does practicable mean?

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. The Vegan ...
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How long does it take for cholesterol to lower down after switching to veganism?

Once a person switches to veganism, how fast do the cholesterol levels lower?
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Ethicality of cooking lobster

I have seen that, beforre boiling live lobsters, chefs usually sit it down and stroke the back of its neck. I have heard that this puts the lobster in a trance but my friend says it just paralyses it. ...
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How have dairy farms been repurposed?

I'm looking for instances, ideally small family farms exhibited in news articles, for converting their farm into an industry not centered around animals. It would be great if you can include ...
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Veganism vs prolonged fasting for cancer treatment

This article suggests that short term fasting helps fighting cancer by making cancer cells more vulnerable while at the same time making normal healthy cells even more resistant to stress, this can ...
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Is the change from meat eater to pescatarian comparable to the change from pescatarian to vegan?

I'm wondering if health-wise and ecology-wise the change from omnivore to pescatarian is comparable to change from pescatarian to vegan?
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Is meat and bone meal still used to feed livestock?

It looks like meat and bone meal can cause mad cow disease. I understand that feeding it to pets like dogs and cats is not such a big problem since humans (usually) don't eat pets. But is meat and ...
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What happens when an animal gets spooked on the way to slaughter and refuses to continue?

Apologies if this isn't appropriate for this SE - it was the most relevant one I could find. When animals are being led to slaughter, I imagine it must happen occasionally that one gets the sense ...
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Are fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K, an issue on vegan blood test results?

B12, protein, iron, etc are usually the ones we all hear about. But what about fat soluble vitamins? A vegan diet is characteristically low in fat. Lipids or fats are important to absorb these ...
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Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory food table request

Is there a book, ebook or internet resource with a nutritional table (drawn from recent scientific studies) showing or describing inflammatory and anti-inflammatory characteristics of vegan and ...
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Hand sieve vs nut milk bag for straining plant milk

I have been making non-dairy milk (mostly oat milk) for a while using a nut milk bag to strain, which has recently torn. I am looking for a replacement, and was wondering whether there is much ...
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Is there a way of telling if foods are vegan by a single nutrient or a certain combination of nutrients?

The USDA define 235 kinds of nutrients in their database. Is there a nutrient found in all animal products and no plant foods? I read that some foods with zero cholesterol aren't always vegan. But, ...
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Is there a Vegan Society in China?

I haven't noticed any outreach in China to date. Which is odd because I can buy food made for vegans from Asia. Perhaps the information is not available in English or online.
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I'm currently fasting, while vegan, is there anything diet related I should address when I finish?

To lose weight, I have started on both portion control and fasting on odd nights. I do not know if there are nutritional problems that could arise from this type of dieting. Are there specific ...

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