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Why is egg commonly allowed in vegetarian food?

In Europe and the Americas people who consider themselves vegetarians in general only avoid foods that are the direct result of an animal's death, such as meat. This does not technically apply to ...
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What kinds of vegetarian meal options are available on airlines?

Airlines provide a wide range of meals for people with different dietary restrictions. They have a common set of meal codes that they use so if you've wondered what the strange 4 letter code is on ...
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What cheese is considered vegetarian?

All traditional cheese is non-vegetarian, but some kinds can be made vegetarian. Rennet is a combination of a bunch of enzymes, made in the stomach of ruminants such as cows. It's used in cheese-...
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Why is egg commonly allowed in vegetarian food?

Not all vegetarians do eat eggs. It's common that western vegetarians eat eggs but asian vegetarians do not. Airlines cater for this with their meals, offering both western (VGML) and asian (AVML) ...
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What cheese is considered vegetarian?

The standard non-vegetarian ingredient in cheese is animal-derived rennet. Non-animal rennet may be used to produce a vegetarian cheese. Sadly it's not yet mandatory in all countries to declare what ...
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Is "starter" in yogurt vegetarian?

The essential part of the starter is a bacteria culture (some kind of lactobacillus). Yogurt is always made with a bacterial culture. Bacteria can be eaten by vegetarians and vegans: they are not ...
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Is "starter" in yogurt vegetarian?

Although you mention Google translating закваска ('zakvaska' in Latin alphabet) as yeast, I believe it means probiotic cultures instead. This does not change much in respect of it being vegetarian, ...
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What are the best sources of vitamin B12 for vegetarians?

1. General vegetarians (Non-vegans) For non-vegans, dairy products seems to be the best source, as mentioned in other answers as well. List of top 4 (I'm excluding eggs): 1: Cheese The amount of ...
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Is Aloe a source for vitamin B12?

Aloe has not been identified as a source of B12. I have heard that consuming aloe vera alongside sources of B12 improves absorption of B12 and vitamin C. This article summarises the findings of a ...
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How do you identify cheese made with animal rennet?

In the UK, cheeses made with non-animal rennet (the majority, as you say) are typically labelled in a user-friendly way, including the text: Suitable for vegetarians and in the ingredients we can ...
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What are the best sources of vitamin B12 for vegetarians?

Animal products in general are really good sources of B12. This applies to milk and the products that are made from it and I would argue that eggs are a good source of it too, although your definition ...
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Is "starter" in yogurt vegetarian?

From what I read regarding yoghurt production, the main (starter) cultures in yogurt are Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. The starter cultures are used to convert milk to ...
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What kinds of vegetarian meal options are available on airlines?

This doesn't exactly answer "are there airlines that don't serve vegetarian meals", however you are likely to find more vegetarian options on Asian airlines. Given the number of Hindus and Buddhists ...
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How to replace eggs in cake recipe and keep the cake from breaking?

I find the best substitute to for eggs is aquafaba (the liquid in a can of chickpeas). You can also make it yourself if you cook chickpeas at home, just reduce the water you cooked them in until it's ...
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Vegetarian Mini-Pill (Progestin Only Birth Control)

Just got a call from a very nice woman at Northstar pharmaceuticals who informed me that both Deblitane and Sharobel contain "no animal derived ingredients, including shellfish". While she could not ...
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What food dishes are available for me in French cuisine if I am vegetarian (no meat no eggs)?

This question is very broad and I'm not sure whether you mean to restrict it to dishes you'll be able to buy in restaurants or whether you will also be cooking meals yourself using locally bought ...
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Is body building feasible for vegetarians?

You totally can be a vegetarian and a body builder. I've been a body builder for 35 years and a vegetarian for about 7 or 8 years. I feel much better meatless and my workouts have never suffered. ...
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How to replace eggs in cake recipe and keep the cake from breaking?

TL;DR: use one tablespoon of flaxseed meal per egg as a drop in substitute for eggs in baking. To avoid clumping, soak the flaxseed meal in an equal volume of water first or add the flaxseed meal to ...
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Are Algerian, samurai, and barbeque sauces vegetarian?

Algerian sauce: contains egg. I found the following list of ingredients: Rapeseed oil, onions (contains sulfite), glucose-fructose syrup, tomato puree, vinegar, egg yolk, salt, modified starch, bell ...
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Why is egg commonly allowed in vegetarian food?

As @Scimonster mentioned in the comment, this has to do with the ambiguous definition of the word 'vegetarian'. Depending on who you ask it can either mean 'does not eat meat or fish' (as in ovo-lacto-...
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Is the cheese used in PizzaHut and at Dominos in Malaysia vegetarian?

Where I worked they used grated part-skim milk mozzarella. Obviously I can't remember the ingridients of the supplier but pricey mozarella's don't have enzymes whereas cheap mozzarella has enzymes. ...
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How to replace eggs in cake recipe and keep the cake from breaking?

If you want to make a simpler recipe, 330 ml of a carbonate drink will replace oil, eggs, and milk. Or you can use chia, flax, or cornflour as egg substitutes. It is 1 tablespoon of chia, flax, or ...
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How do you identify cheese made with animal rennet?

The US does not require manufacturers to label such things. So, unless the product specifically states it is vegan or vegetarian, I would presume it contains or uses rennet or other enzymes for all we ...
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Is body building feasible for vegetarians?

I personally consume 2.4 L of raw milk yogurt (although I wouldn't advise anyone about the raw part unless you know you're getting the milk from a trusted farmer and you have a good enough immune ...
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Is body building feasible for vegetarians?

I agree with what everyone is saying above. If you have not heard of Kendrick Farris or his story as a vegan lifter, you should check it out. He puts to rest a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions ...
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What are the best sources of vitamin B12 for vegetarians?

In some countries (Canada), meat substitutes (e.g. soy-based hot-dogs) are required by law to be fortified (see Foods to Which Vitamins, Mineral Nutrients and Amino Acids May or Must be Added) -- ...
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What kinds of vegetarian meal options are available on airlines?

Generally, yes, you can get a vegan meal on your flight. It very much depends on the airline you're flying, but make sure you order a vegan meal before you board the plane. You can usually choose a &...
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What kinds of vegetarian meal options are available on airlines?

On long flights I always request the Hindu option (if possible). But I would highly recommend just bringing your own food if the Hindu is not available. The food is not great tasting, and is often ...

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