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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.)
For questions that relate to health benefits of certain foods/diets and how veg*n food can affect your health in general.
For questions about nutrition as it relates to veg*nism, such as how to get a specific nutrient in a vegan way.
considered vegan. Process contamination, obscure ingredients, and products of unknown composition.
Use a more specific tag for questions about food substitutes, buying or preparing foods, health and nutrition, and suitability of foods for specific diet patterns.
Veg*n sources, optimal and adequate intakes, possible risks factors for deficiency or excess of vitamins and minerals relevant to veg*n diets and lifestyles
for questions about the most appropriate vegan and vegetarian alternatives in recipes and processes.
Communicating about (or promoting) vegetarian and vegan lifestyles with non-veg*ns. For questions about getting along with the non-veg*ns in your life, you may want to use [living-with-omnivores]
The process and effects of breeding, raising, using, and slaughtering animals.
Both crop raising and animal agriculture as a business, rather than for subsistence
About plant-based substitutes for dairy products (such as milk, butter, cheese, cream and yogurt). Alternatives to these products are often made from soya, almonds, cashews, coconut, rice, oats, hemp …
Any eating pattern that excludes animal-derived ingredients such as meat. Use a more specific tag if the diet is known to have additional restrictions (eg. eggs, dairy, fruit, raw).
For questions about philosophical or moral reasoning relating to veg*n practices. Try to avoid asking questions that invite primarily opinion-based answers
Sources of protein, human protein requirements, and obtaining protein within specific diet patterns.
A type of vegetarianism that excludes meat and fish but allows consumption of eggs (ovo) and dairy products (lacto)
asking for a recipe to make vegan or vegetarian items. Please be specific - try to avoid very broad questions (eg what can I make for lunch?) or completely opinion based questions (eg…
Impacts of human activities on the natural world including use of scarce resources (water, land) and release of waste products (greenhouse gases, air pollution).
an essential vitamin that has no reliable known plant sources, and must therefore be obtained from fortified food products and/or supplements in a vegan diet
Refers to the quality of life and wellbeing of animals, particularly of animals kept by humans. This tag should be used for questions about the conditions and treatment of animals raised or kept for u…
Obtaining nutrients from non-food sources such as pills, powders, or injections.
Nutrition fact labels, allergen warnings, certification programs, and legislation about labelling.
changing from one diet to another, for example, from omnivore to vegetarian, from vegetarian to vegan, and so on. You are very welcome to ask for advice on transitioning diets here, but please make yo…
for questions about the production or use animal-derived milk and products made from such milk
when you are asking for scientific studies as sources for answers to your question. All answers to these questions *must* have scientific studies as sources. If you are asking about expe…
a legume eaten as immature edamame or mature whole soybeans, or prepared for consumption in many other forms such as tofu, tempeh, soy milk, and TVP. It is also used in the production o…
Plant-based substitutes for chicken eggs and eggs laid by other oviparous animals such as duck, goose, quail, or pheasant.
Sometimes you may want to limit the geographical scope of a question, for example if it is about sourcing particular products or concerns local cultural practices.
A particular/habitual eating pattern, for example, "I'm following a raw vegan diet". This is a very general tag: please consider using more specific tags if possible.