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Why do restaurants consider fish vegetarian?

I am in the United States, and I have walked into multiple vegetarian restaurants in the last year that have had fish in their menu. When asked they simply say that they consider it a "sea-...
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Will sitting in the sun for Vitamin D make my skin dark?

As a vegan, the only options for me to get vitamin D are sunlight, UV radiated mushrooms and supplements. UV radiated mushrooms are unavailable here, vegan Vitamin D supplements which are available ...
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What is a flexitarian?

I've heard the term used now and then in various contexts. What exactly is a flexitarian, and should it be classed as a dietary requirement? To my understanding, it really just means a person is ...
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Organic produce in plastic

Is anyone aware of any campaigns to reduce the amount of plastic packaging for organic produce? They are typically the only vegetables/fruit in a grocery store that are often individually wrapped in ...
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Best environmentally friendly dairy free milk?

There are so many dairy-free milk options out there, but it is hard to determine if some are actually more detrimental to the environment (almond milk, for example has a high sustainability rating on ...
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Do vegans have higher testosterone levels?

Do vegans have higher testosterone levels than non-vegans? cf. "Does eating soy lower testosterone?" There are studies that show fasting increases T levels, too.
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Synthesis of fish oil without killing animals

Fish oil is used as a dietary supplement or used to treat certain health conditions, and it is also used a lot as a substance from which pharmaceutical drugs are derived and then sold as drugs. I ...
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How can I make different styles of tofu - varying temperature and/or nigari percentage?

Does anyone know a good temperature/process for using nigari to make medium, firm and extra firm tofu?
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Option for Vegetarian Meat Substitutes

I have recently changed to a plant based diet primarily for health reasons. I have coronary artery disease and I am not convinced that statin drugs alone is enough. I am wondering what are the best ...
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Is there convincing RCT research showing a plant-based diet can reverse or reduce the risk of serious diseases when compared to a "healthy" omni diet?

If you want you can skip the explanation and skip straight to the bottom, where I say exactly what I am looking for. I was talking to my step-dad today and mentioned the recent Oxford study that ...
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Multivitamins for vegans?

Are there multivitamins designed for those with a vegan diet? Such that they have proportionally more of the vitamins vegans are deficient in (B12, calcium, etc.)?
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Do vegans need to eat more? Plant-based diets, digestion speed, & nutritional density

Does vegan food have a lower nutritional density? In other words: Do vegans need to eat more to get adequate levels of nutrition than they would on an omnivorous diet? Meat tends to sit in the ...
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Are Crownfield cereal boxes with plant-based ingredients vegan?

As an example, Crownfield -Special- Flakes Red Fruit is a cereal sold by Lidl. The ingredients listed appear to be vegan and the box has a "vegetarian" label. Here's the simplified list: ...
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Are vegan supplements truly vegan?

I'm not vegan, but I've always wondered: are vegan supplements truly vegan? What I mean by this is that vitamin B12 usually only comes from animals. So is it truly possible to be completely vegan?
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Do vegans need to consider reduction in angiogenesis?

Polyphenols play a role in the reduction of inflammatory angiogenesis during cancer treatments, primarily administered as part of a diet (Mediterranean). Do vegans, or people who follow other plant ...
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What are the OTHER benefits of blending, over eating whole fruits?

Please proffer OTHER kinds of benefit, not just health. Please don't repeat these three benefits that I identified. Eating whole fruits can trap morsels between teeth. Then I must floss, especially ...
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How can I Electric Power, Water Wash soiled fruits and vegetables?

I'm physically unable to wash sullied TOUGH-SKINNED fruits and vegetables, particularly ones just plucked from soil. I'm disabled, and I injured myself. The water pressure out of my faucets are TOO ...
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Are there any anti seizure meds suitable for vegans?

I know that it's not a good idea to seek medical advice here, but I just want to ask about whether or not the option even exists. If you would recommend something particular, I would definitely ...
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Would the global economic system collapse if the vegetarian diet became popular?

I am in one social group and someone is saying, "the global economic system would collapse if the vegetarian diet became popular in the world." Is this true? Is there any information from ...
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Cyanocobalamin and Methylcobalamin

I am a vegan living in India where the B12 supplements available only contain methylcobalamin and I am taking those. But I have read in Wikipedia and heard on YouTube that cyanocobalamin/...
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How should we handle a situation where someone says that vegetarians shouldn't say that eating meat is unethical?

I am in one vegetarianism clubhouse where someone is saying that vegetarian groups say not to eat meat, but I like to eat meat once every week (flexitarian) and the vegetarians must not to say to me ...
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About possibility of changing the human diet to vegetarianism

In one online community I'm part of, there is someone who is saying that changing the human diet to vegetarianism is not possible and that it would take around 200 years of work for the world learn to ...
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How to become vegan if I belong to sub-arctic region?

I want to become vegan but my environment doesn't allow me as I belong to Oymyakonsky district, Sakha Republic. We people of Oymyakonsky eat lot of meat and fish to keep ourselves warm and also ...
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Is there any rule of thumb for boiling vegetables so that essential nutrients are not destroyed?

Too much boiling (or frying) may destroy the necessary nutrients of vegetables. Is there any rule of thumb or guideline on how much time vegetables should be heated for?
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Non-Lethal Pest Deterrents in a Home Garden

tl;dr version - How can I keep away destructive insects from the garden, without harming them or pollinators? So first off, I'm torn between posting this here or the Gardening & Landscaping SE, ...
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What is the nutritional profile of A&W plant-based nuggets?

I know that nutrition and fast food are usually opposite concepts, but I'm still curious... A&W Canada recently added plant-based chicken nuggets to their menu (again!). I'm curious about their ...
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Is it ok for vegans to eat flour-based food?

Flour is produced out of grain. Grain is kept in silos. And it takes lots of effort to keep the silos safe from pests and rodents. So how is it considered vegan to eat food whose production requires ...
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Boiling rice and split red lentils together

Usually I let the pressure cooker whistle 1 or 2 times when I cook rice alone and 3 to 4 times for lentils. I am not a complete vegan or even a complete vegetarian yet. I have been trying to eat vegan ...
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Recommendation list: pragmatic vegetarian/vegan cookbooks

There is a considerable amount of people that wish to become vegans/vegetarians for ethical/moral reasons but are not interested in becoming good cooks. Since living off processed food is not an ...
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Are certification programs requiring/monitoring enough? And can activists pressure them into doing it right?

There are many strategies towards the minimization of the suffering of nonhuman animals; e.g., raising awareness, pressuring the legislative system into developing protective measures, using economic ...
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What do you use instead of butter (on pancakes)?

I just recently started a vegan diet about a month ago. I've been enjoying several vegan pancake recipes, but I'm not sure what to use instead of butter for the topping? I know some margarines are ...
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Vitamin B12 and recommended daily amount

Some vitamin B12 supplements provide unusually large dosages. For instance, one product suggests one tablet a day and it provides 16,667% of the daily amount. If I'm not mistaken, that's 160x what you ...
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Does any combination of a cereal and a legume provide the complete range of amino acids?

I have often heard people saying that any combination of a cereal (rice, wheat, maize, etc) and a legume (pulses, pea, gram, etc.) provides the complete range of amino acids. Is it true?
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Scientific studies, related to vegans and veganism

Does anyone here have a compilation of good quality studies related to vegans and veganism? Would be very appreciated. Or If you have a few, you can still post, maybe we'll be able to gather them ...
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Do cows sometime hide their calves because of fear they'll be taken away?

There are many posts and videos reporting that a cow hid her calves because she knew farmers would take her away. But according to this site, Most cows will hide their newborn for the first couple of ...
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What sauce can I use for veggie dumplings?

I have been eating veggie dumplings recently so I am asking for suggestions for what sauce to serve with them (especially with sesame oil). I am in New Zealand.
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Is there a vegan or vegetarian instant noodles?

In Australia, but don't mind global suggestions. I have tried looking for some good noodles that are decent and are on the hot and spicy side of the flavour scale.
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Can pescetarians eat butter?

Can I eat butter? I can use olive oil in some dishes, but sometimes I need butter. I'm new to pescetarianism, so I still don't know all the rules.
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Can pescetarians eat gelatin?

I'm a pescetarian, and I accidentally took a gum not knowing that there was some beef gelatin in it. Am I allowed to do that?
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Is it bad for your health to consume less than the recommended 0.8 g of protein per kg of body weight per day?

The official recommendations for daily protein intake for a person with moderate activity is about 0,8-0,9 g per kg of body weight, which comes to around 55-60 g per day for 70kg of corporal mass. I ...
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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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