A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
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.
Exploring the edges of what is 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.
Identifying sources, optimal and adequate intakes, and possible risk factors for deficiency or excess. Use a more specific tag like [b12] or [iron] if the tag already exists.
should be specific to vegetarian and/or vegan food preparation
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 …
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]
for questions about the most appropriate vegan and vegetarian alternatives in recipes and processes.
For questions about philosophical or moral reasoning relating to veg*n practices. Try to avoid asking questions that invite primarily opinion-based answers
The process and effects of breeding, raising, using, and slaughtering animals.
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).
Both crop raising and animal agriculture as a business, rather than for subsistence
Sources of protein, human protein requirements, and obtaining protein within specific diet patterns.
Use when you are 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…
B12 is 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…
Impacts of human activities on the natural world including use of scarce resources (water, land) and release of waste products (greenhouse gases, air pollution).
Obtaining nutrients from non-food sources such as pills, powders, or injections.
A type of vegetarianism that excludes meat and fish but allows consumption of eggs (ovo) and dairy products (lacto)
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…
Nutrition fact labels, allergen warnings, certification programs, and legislation about labelling.
vegetarian and vegan products that are designed to mimic the taste, texture and appearance of meat.
for questions about the production or use animal-derived milk and products made from such milk
Exploring the edges of what is considered vegetarian. Process contamination, obscure ingredients, and products of unknown composition.
Choosing vegan/vegetarian foods from restaurant menus and investigating food preparation processes in restaurants.
For questions about research statistics on vegetarians and vegans.
For questions about getting along with omnivores, for example, sharing living or work space or any relationship, despite differing opinions. For questions about encouraging others to try or take up ve…
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…
Soy or soya is 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…