Questions tagged [veganism]

In addition to being vegetarian (do not eat meat, poultry, or fish), vegans do not consume or use any animal products (such as eggs, milk, leather, honey, etc.)

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Is Sodium oleate vegetarian and/or vegan?

I am wondering if Sodium Oleate is vegetarian and/or vegan. I found this article which might be about it, and I followed the links to this article, which says that Stearic acid is obtained from fats ...
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Vegan biscuits/snacks for dogs

I used to feed stray puppies Britannia's Marie Biscuits. After looking at the ingredients I saw that it contains milk and is not vegan. Does anyone know what other vegan biscuits/snacks I can feed ...
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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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How can I approximate the flavour of butter in savoury dishes?

I used to make dishes like risotto, for example, with dairy butter. Is there a vegan way to approximate that rich flavour? It would be awesome if I could do this with simple ingredients rather than ...
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Is Veganism a religion, a diet or a political movement?

Who makes the definition of words? Certainly not a random google search. To know how a group of people identifying under the same name define themselves, you ask them not a random internet website. ...
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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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Cheapest vegan protein options

What are the foods with the best price per protein ratio in the UK? I feel that protein is the main obstacle to a vegan diet, and so I would like to learn about possible options from you experienced ...
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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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Is it possible to feed a cat or a dog under a vegan diet?

I've read that cats cannot live on a vegan diet (they may even die). Is that true? Why is that? Is it the same with dogs?
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Is it possible to build muscle on a vegan diet with only two or three meals a day

Perhaps a question generic to body-building, but I'm hoping that there are vegan specific answers, given that many have cited differences. I know I can get all the required nutrients on a plant-based ...
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Is there such thing as a vegan pregnancy test?

Some pregnancy tests (as far as I know most/all) use animal antibodies, called monoclonal antibodies. These antibodies are grown/farmed from animals, often mice or rabbits. Because these pregnancy ...
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Experimenting with vegan cheese fermentation using real cheese crust: Is there a health risk?

I am doing my first experiments with vegan cheese, prepared by myself. In 2 out of the 3 tests I'm trying to use bacteria from a real cheese. It's a French cheese, but an industrial one, whose taste ...
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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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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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Is there any good quality make-up brand which is 100% vegan?

I’ve just become vegan and I’m noticing things I’ve never noticed before. I was going to buy some make-up stuff as previously planned and after a bit of research, I realised they are probably not ...
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Why is nutritional yeast nicknamed Nooch?

I had a Google search for this question, but I was just wondering why nutritional yeast was called "Nooch" by vegans (in the UK anyway)?
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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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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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What is a good source of Vitamin B12 for a vegan?

My understanding is that Vitamin B12 is a vitamin that vegetarians and meat eaters get from animals and animal products; how can I obtain this vitamin as a vegan? Can I live without it safely?
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Are commercial figs vegan?

My parents have a fig tree and, apart from the occasional worm or bug that might reside in the fig and then be eaten by us, those figs are vegan and grown with vegan methods (we basically just water ...
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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 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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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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What are the nutritional properties of soy “whey”?

Prompted by this question I would like to know what the nutritional properties of soy whey are. By soy whey I mean the nearly clear liquid left behind after soya milk has been coagulated to make tofu....
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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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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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Are there any vegan chocolate spreads which taste like Nutella available in the UK?

I am looking for a vegan chocolate spread that tastes similiarly to Nutella which would be available in the UK. I am open to some differences in taste, but I would ideally want something with ...
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Where do vegans get their Omega-3's? [not ALA]

I'm talking specifically EPA and DHA, neither of which are found in any food source except marine biota. Microalgae is the only vegan source I know of but it's almost nonexistent in most vegan ...
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Is it possible to make silk without killing the creatures that produce it?

I know that the silkworms are killed in the process of making silk, and so I try to avoid buying it. Although any process that uses animals may be considered non-vegan even if the animals are not ...
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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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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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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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Vegan survival food

I am considering taking the Trans-Siberian railway. London to Moscow followed by Moscow to Beijing. I have made many long rail trips in the past so comfort, boredom, etc is not an issue. However, ...
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What common and/or traditional Turkish dishes are vegan?

Are there any common and/or traditional Turkish dishes which are vegan?
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What are the positions of major health organisations on vegan diets?

Is there a consensus among national and international health organisations about the health effects of a vegan diet? If so, what are their positions? Are there any disagreements?
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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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What health reasons might prevent people from becoming vegan?

Often, people say something like "I'd love to be vegan, but I have low iron levels and a vegan diet would be unhealthy for me." I'm not a physician and I can't just say "I assure you, your iron ...
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Is yeast-risen bread (or other baked products) vegan?

Most breads are leavened with yeast, which is killed during baking. If my recipe is flour, water, yeast, and a bit of salt, is the resulting bread non-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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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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Does a vegan diet help to reduce allergy symptoms?

Several studies have shown the positive impact that vegan diet can have on gut microbiota1. At the same time several studies have shown the connections between a gut in a poor status and the ...
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Are most electronics vegan/vegetarian?

Are there any non-vegan components of consumer electronics? For example, any adhesive that may be used in the case. I own an older laptop, and would be interested in the results.
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After how long will one see symptoms of lack of B12?

Suppose a person goes vegan and neither eats food items with B12 nor supplements, i.e., doesn't take vitamin B12 at all. After how much time will the symptoms be visible and after how much time will ...
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Pros and cons of trying a vegetarian diet for a few months as a transition to veganism?

I'm interested in becoming a vegan, and cutting all animal products out of my diet. Should I go cold turkey (pun intended) and just stop eating animal products immediately, or should I try to be a ...
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Any major philosophy or ideology that promotes veganism?

In a similar question it was asked which major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet? Here I'm asking for something quite different: not a religion but a philosophy or ideology. I'm thinking ...
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Are Oreos vegan?

There are many contradictory sources on whether the classic black Oreo "Sandwich Cookies" are vegan or not. Though sold almost worldwide, classic Oreos are produced in just a handful of big factories ...
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Is Marmite (UK) vegan?

Just to clarify, I am from the UK and so I am talking about UK Marmite: As you can see from the pot, they say it's vegetarian, but it's yeast extract, so does that mean it's not vegan? Does yeast ...
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How can I tell if this pizza is vegan?

Today the office in which I work provided pizza lunch for us, and the person ordering was extra thoughtful and ordered some additional special pizza for the few vegans who work in this office. Upon ...
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How do I avoid explaining veganism?

Because of work reasons I often share meals with different people every other week or so (such as customers, etc.) More often than not, either by refusing food or simply because of the contents of my ...
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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

Indian restaurants often throw me off. Usually I must ask if the bread is not buttered but the bread is sometimes made with milk and sometimes not. I know some words, like "paneer," refer to dairy ...

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