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Is it necessary to take supplements when starting with vegetarianism?

I reduced meats some months ago and about a month ago I decided to go vegetarian. My objective is to go raw-vegan in the future. I have researched a bit and some sources recommend taking vitamin D, ...
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Is smoking consistent with vegan principles?

Can you be a vegan and smoke cigarettes? I ask the question because I saw many people using clothes with vegan logos and making vegan campaign smoking cigarettes. I've seen sites that say cigarettes ...
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Reasons why a Vegetarian/Vegan would eat a meat-substitute food

By meat-substitute, I mean something that is intended to look or even taste like meat, without being meat, such as Quorn. Being a Vegetarian, people constantly ask me "Why would you eat something ...
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Is wine considered vegan?

As per this Wikipedia article many wines are apparently made using a catalyst that is an animal byproduct. The finings settle to the bottom and are removed. So when consuming the wine, there are no ...
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Why is keeping backyard hens inconsistent with veganism?

If somebody keeps egg-laying hens in their backyard and makes sure they are loved and well cared-for, what's wrong with taking and eating their eggs from the perspective of veganism? If a person who ...
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Is there any vegan food that is dangerous in excess? Which ones?

I have heard about some ingredients which contain small quantities of toxic substances and that in excess could cause health damage, (for example I heard that sunflower seeds contains selenium and in ...
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Does growing crops kill more animals than raising cows on pasture?

In 2003, Steven L. Davis published an analysis in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics which speculates: Is it possible that some other agricultural production alternatives may ...
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What calculation provided the amino acid profile of a complete protein?

A complete protein is defined by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Medicine as having all nine amino acids essential for human health in sufficient concentration. What were the ...
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Are some religious practices incompatible with veganism?

I understand that animal sacrifice is a religious practice that was common in antiquity, but are there any religious activities practiced today which are incompatible with veganism? And if so, are ...
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Do apiculturists make more money from honey or pollination services?

Honey bees, specifically the European Honey Bee (apis mellifera), are often used in service of pollinating crops in large industrial monocultures. These bees also produce honey which is collected and ...
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How much is leather a byproduct of meat production?

I've heard variously that leather either comes from specific breeds of cattle or is mainly a byproduct of the beef industry. Which is true, and does it vary by region or other factors? If leather is ...
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How accurate are Cowspiracy’s claims about the livestock industry?

The documentary movie "Cowspiracy" makes many claims about water footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and other environmental issues. How accurate are these claims? Have any of the ...
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Are vegan diets associated with more flatulence?

Are diets that restrict or completely avoid animal products associated with a higher volume of flatulence? Here I am asking specifically about gas that is mostly produced in the colon and expelled in ...
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How to be healthy while restricting energy intake on a vegan diet?

Are there any special concerns for people who are restricting energy intake in order to lose weight while following a strict vegan diet? The American Dietetic Association says that... Well-planned ...
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Are there risks from eating too much nutritional yeast?

Nutritional yeast is a very high source of protein with about 50% of energy coming from protein content in the food. In addition to protein, nutritional yeast also provides a variety of vitamins and ...
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What options are available for vegan investing?

Since deciding to follow a vegan lifestyle I have already "put my money where my mouth is" by changing my consumption and purchasing habits to avoid products produced from animal slaughter and animal ...
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Can aquafaba be used to replace gluten in breads and buns?

Having made a surprisingly good Pavlova from aquafaba (non-brined chick pea juice - the liquid from the can), I was wondering whether it was possible to use the egg-like properties of this juice to ...
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What place do chia seeds have in cooking?

Apparently chia seeds are a very high source of polyunsaturated fatty acids and have a very favourable ratio of omega-6 to omega-3. In terms of nutritional quality they are very similar to flaxseed. ...
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How long can tofu be kept in the fridge after it is opened?

How long can tofu be kept in the fridge after its opened? Are there any ways to extend the shelf life of tofu, either before or after opening the package? Can tofu be frozen so that it keeps longer? ...
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Does a live animal tracking system for vegetarian products exist?

I am thinking of a label system on cheese and egg found in supermarkets whereby you can use your phone camera to scan a bar code on those products. It would take you to a live supervision camera ...
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In Canada, how much soy for human consumption is GMO?

The first genetically-modified soybean was introduced two decades ago, and now upwards of 80% of soy cultivated around the world is GMO. We know that approximately 70% of soy currently produced is fed ...
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Would vegetarians eat an animal that died of natural causes?

Why would a vegetarian refuse to eat an animal that dies of a natural death (such as Kapelin, the suicide fish that throws itself upon the bays of Newfoundland two weeks of a given month of a given ...
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Are there any “Vegetarian fish” products?

How hard would it be to develop Quorn fish? How far are we from developing a vegetarian version of fish. I was thinking of factory synthetization of fish nutrients, which would then be integrated into ...
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Does dietary zinc/copper balance matter?

Cronometer, a tool for tracking micronutrients that is popular with some vegans and vegetarians, provides this nutrient balance indicator which suggests that dietary intake of zinc should be around ...
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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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What amount of vitamin B12 is required per day?

I read some questions in this site regarding B12. Some said 50 mcg was required per day, while some said 1000 mcg. While Vegan Society says 3 mcg per day atleast. What is the amount of B12 required ...
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How can I make rice mylk/milk that tastes sweet without adding sugars/sweeteners of any kind?

This follows on from my question Is it safe to make mylk/milk from rice? which I realise was trying to ask two questions (if not three...) I notice that the rice mylk I buy has a wonderful sweet ...
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How can vegans obtain sufficient zinc from whole foods?

Zinc is a mineral that we need in small amount every day for good health. Although zinc is found in many plant foods, it is less concentrated than in many animal-based foods. Males are known to have a ...
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What's the difference between lactose-free and dairy-free?

Various products in the supermarket, such as skim milk, whole milk, ice cream, butter, and whipping cream are labelled as "lactose-free". Are these products appropriate to serve to a vegan? What is ...
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What combination of vegan foods more or less exactly mirrors the nutritional value of an egg?

I'm wondering if anyone has a list of foods, and the quantity of those foods required with their corresponding nutritional contribution to the egg substitute listed. The calorie content of such a list ...
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Is body building feasible for vegetarians?

Every athlete and bodybuilder talks about regimes and diets that are non-vegetarian. Is it possible for vegetarians to beat a non-vegetarian diet? If yes, how? What are the replacements of high-...
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How can I find out at a job interview whether the company is vegan friendly?

I'm currently changing careers and moving into a new field. At my old job, I was really lucky to have a vegan boss and mostly vegetarian coworkers. Having lunch together was always great. Now, given ...
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Jobs for a 15 year old vegan?

Title says it all; I'm vegan for animal cruelty reasons, and would rather not be handling meat, which is difficult considering most of jobs available to me are fast food. At this point I'm expecting ...
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How much coffee/tea can cause you to absorb less plant-based iron?

I recently discovered that iron we get from plants is not absorbed the same way as from meat, it is actually not the exact same iron: nonheme iron (plants) and heme iron (animals). Things can enhance ...
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How can I identify whether the sugar in a packaged food is vegan or not?

Many packaged foods contain sugar, which may be processed using bone char. I read on the net that the usage of bone char in sugar production is decreasing. How can I identify whether the sugar in a ...
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Can I tell whether E-numbered food additives are animal derived?

Cadbury Oreo Chocolate flavor contains E322 as an emulsifier. I searched on the net and found that it can be plant or animal derived. So how do I know whether this product is vegan or not? And can ...
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Are leavening agents vegan?

Some packaged foods contain leavening agents. For example, the Cadbury's Chocolate Oreo sold in India contains leavening agents E500(ii) and E503(ii). All I could find out, anything except that baking ...
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Is it safe to make mylk/milk from rice?

I live in the UK. At some point, I was taught that cooked rice that has been left for a while can cause illness. More recently I've become aware that many people make healthy fermented dishes from ...
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Does nutrition information for unshelled edamame include or exclude the shell?

I am wondering whether the nutrition information for unshelled edamame - young soy beans - include the nutritional values for the shell or not.
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Could wool from sheep living in an animal sanctuary be considered vegan?

As far as I know, some sheep need to be shorn because they were bred to produce more wool. If such a sheep is rescued from a sheep station by an animal sanctuary, which is a non-profit organization,...
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Is bloating after a six month vegan diet transition period still normal?

I have been vegan for about half a year now, but the bloating and gas are still a problem. I've read that the body will get used to it after a certain time, but I think it should be better by now, ...
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Are vegan children weaker than average?

Have there been any studies or surveys which study association between strength, endurance, or other physical fitness measures in relation to vegan or vegetarian diets? I've heard that drinking cow's ...
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Why don't humans use animals after they die naturally?

Humans use animals for eating, clothes, fashion, etc., all of which is obviously wrong. Why don't they eat them after they die naturally of old age? Why don't they use their fur, or skin after they ...
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How to replace eggs in cake recipe and keep the cake from breaking?

I use Betty Crocker's Yellow cake mix. In the cake powder, as the recipe asks, I add about 1 cup of water, half cup of oil but to replace 3 eggs I add a pinch of baking powder and 1/3 cup of homemade ...
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Could a vegetarian diet indirectly cause vitamin C deficiency?

Obvious answer is no but... I quickly see a difference when I don't get much fruit (or fruit-juice) for a few weeks, my gums start bleeding more easily and get a bit painful - known consequences of a ...
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Is Mrs Dash vegan?

Is Mrs Dash vegan? I’m asking mostly out of curiosity, since we’ve got a vegetarian living at our house and we’ve got Mrs Dash here as well.
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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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Is Kellogg's Chocos cereal vegan?

It contains Wheat solids (62.6%) {Whole Wheat Flour (31.3%), Wheat Flour (31.3%)}, Sugar, Cocoa Solids (5.4%), Minerals, Edible Vegetable Oil (Palmolein), Malt Extract, Iodized Salt, Color (INS ...
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Alternative meat imitation protein options that are GF and soy-free

Are there any affordable alternative meat imitation protein products that are both gluten-free and soy-free in the United States?
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Are veg pastries from Monginis vegan?

I might go to a party today and there will be veg pastries made by an Indian company Monginis. When I searched for these pastries, I found that milk solids are used in these cakes. Are they vegan ...

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