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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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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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