Being a vegan is excluding the use of animals for food, clothing, testing, or any other purpose. Here at Vegan Digest,
we focus on the food side of being a vegan.
What is a vegan?
A vegan (pronounced VEE-gun) is someone who does not eat animal products. Traditional
vegetarians will eat dairy and eggs -- vegans do not.
Why be vegan?
Vegans cite many reasons for eliminating animal products, including
animal rights, health, and the environment.
Does vegan food contain cholesterol?
One easy way to tell an item is NOT vegan is to view the cholesterol listing
on a nutrition label. Any food item that contains cholesterol is not vegan. Only animal products contain cholesterol.
What do I look for on ingredient labels?
Look for the obvious non-vegan ingredients first -- eggs, milk,
butter, etc. Some common animal product ingredients in seemingly vegan food include Gelatin, Casein, Rennet, and Whey.
These items are not vegan.
What can I eat as a vegan?
Check out the Vegan Recipes, Vegan Food Companies, and Vegan Restaurants on the site.
The possibilities are endless.