Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still A Rose

It can be hard to be a vegetarian at times. The Vegetarian's Review is here to help you along the way.

I want to talk to you today about the different types of vegetarians. You never know, some of your friends might fall into one of these categories.

Type

Red Meat

Foul (birds)

Seafood

Eggs

Dairy(milk, cheese, etc)

Animal products (honey, etc)

Semi- Vegetarian

USUALLY NO

MAYBE

MAYBE

YES

YES

YES

Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

Ovo Vegetarian

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

Lacto Vegetarian

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

Vegan

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Then we have the other category:

  • Su Vegetarians – They are like vegans but they will not eat any vegetable/fruit that will kill a plant (onion, garlic, potatoes, etc)
  • Fruitarians – Anything that can be eaten without hurting a plant and no animal products are allowed (fruit, nuts, seeds, etc)
  • Macrobiotic Vegetarians – Mostly whole grains and beans but some do eat some fish
  • Raw vegetarians – Raw fruits/vegetables/nuts/seeds and no animal products
  • Flexitarians – They eat vegetarian when they feel like it (these are the not so committed folks)

Message:

-There are many different Vegetarians

-I'm a Lacto-ovo Vegetarian but I try to write for all vegetarians.

3 comments:

Paul s3ykol2a said...

Lacto Vege here! :)

Ankit Patel said...

Ever thought about being a Lacto-ovo vegetarian? Do you find it hard to be a Lacto Vegetarian?

Paul s3ykol2a said...

I used to be a Lacto-ovo vegetarian, but I decided to cut eggs out of my diet. The only thing that is hard about it is having to check "vegetarian" meals for eggs. You'll find A LOT of vegetarian meat alternatives have egg in them. And of course most bakery items, and some ice creams. When baking, I substitute eggs for the same volume of vanilla yogurt. That makes for THE MOST moist cakes ever. Try it.