What IS a vegan?

“Definition: Vegans do not eat meat of any kind and also do not eat eggs, dairy products, or processed foods containing these or other animal-derived ingredients such as gelatin. Many vegans also refrain from eating foods that are made using animal products that may not contain animal products in the finished process, such as refined white sugar and some wines. Although there is some debate as to whether certain foods, such as honey, fit into a vegan diet, if you are cooking for other vegans, it is best to err on the side of caution and avoid using these foods.”



  1. Andrea said

    is not purchasing fur/leather items also part of what it is to be a vegan? is that what differentiates it from a strict vegetarian? just curious and wanting to be a better informed gaL 🙂

  2. veganseat said

    Yes, I personally believe that not purchasing fur or leather is part of being vegan. I try not to eat honey but I won’t go out of my away to avoid it if it will cause a problem.

    As for vegan vs strict vegetarian, a strict vegetarian is dietary only. They may purchase leather shoes or wear fur or use animal products in other ways. On the other hand, a vegan does everything possible to eliminate animal products from their lives, which can prove to be difficult at times!

    Hope this helped a bit and thanks for checking out my blog

    – ally

  3. Carl Rodrigues said

    Wow, thanks for that lucrative information you’ve put in. I’ve been finding all about vegan since the last few weeks but i just don’t seem to get it. You really help me alot and finally i’m feeling alittle bit enlighten.

  4. edible. said

    Ally, do you not consider the difference between vegan and vegetarian whether you eat dairy and eggs and other animal products apart from flesh?

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