Uncovering the Myth – Why Vegans Can’t Eat Avocados
Vegans are often criticized for their diet choices, and one of the most common questions they face is: “Why can’t you eat avocados?”
The answer, according to vegan author and television presenter Sandi Toksvig, is simple: “The same reason as honey.”
Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many crops, including avocados. However, commercial beekeepers often transport bees long distances in trucks, which can be stressful and harmful to the creatures.
Many vegans believe that it is wrong to support an industry that exploits animals in this way. Consequently, they choose to avoid foods like honey and avocados that rely on beekeeping for their production.
Why is peanut butter not vegan?
How to spot a vegan-friendly peanut butter
With more and more people looking to adopt a vegan lifestyle, it’s no surprise that even our favourite spreads are being given the vegan treatment. But with so many different types of peanut butter on the shelves, how can you tell which one is right for you? Here’s a quick guide to spotting a vegan-friendly peanut butter:
Check the ingredients list
The first step in finding a vegan-friendly peanut butter is to check the ingredients list. If the only items listed are peanuts, salt and oil, then you’re good to go! However, if the label lists honey or fish oil as ingredients, then this product is not suitable for vegans.
Be aware of sugar sources
Another ingredient to watch out for in peanut butter is sugar. While most commercial brands use cane sugar, some may use bone char in their processing, which would make the product unsuitable for vegans. When in doubt, always check with the manufacturer to find out how the sugar in your peanut butter was produced.
Choose products from vegan-friendly facilities
Finally, pay attention to where your peanut butter was made. Some manufacturers produce their goods in facilities that also process animal products (such as milk or eggs). To be sure that your purchase is truly vegan-friendly, look for brands that proudly advertise themselves as such on their packaging or websites.
Are McDonald fries vegan?
It’s a real bummer that McDonald’s fries in the US are not vegan. They contain natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives] and are fried in beef fat. The hash browns also have milk and are fried in beef fat, while the donut sticks come with milk in the sticks and sauce.
It’s pretty unfortunate that vegans can’t enjoy McDonald’s fries in the States. Not only do they use beef flavoring [and wheat and milk derivatives], but they’re also fried in beef fat. The same goes for the hash browns – they contain milk and are fried in beef fat. Even the donut sticks aren’t safe, as they come with milk in both the sticks and sauce.
What foods are surprisingly not vegan?
Lesser-Known Foods That May Contain Animal Products
Chocolate. Cocoa beans are vegan, but sometimes milk or other dairy products are added to chocolate-even dark chocolate. Check the label to be sure. …
Beer and wine. Some beers and wines contain fish bladders or gelatin. …
Candy. Many candies contain beeswax or other animal-derived ingredients. …
Sugar. Sugar cane is vegan, but sugar processed with bone char is not. Look for “vegan sugar” on the label. …
Non-dairy creamers. Some contain casein, a milk protein. Read labels carefully. …
Red foods. Some red food colorings are made with carmine, a pigment derived from insects. …
Worcestershire sauce. This popular condiment generally contains anchovies unless it’s specifically labeled “vegan.” …
Veggie burgers.. Be sure to check the ingredient list—some may contain eggs, cheese, or other animal-derived items
Can vegans eat tomatoes?
Tomatoes are the perfect summer treat – sweet, tart, and full of nutrients.
There’s no need to wait until late summer to enjoy tomatoes – they’re available all season long!
Tomato recipes are versatile and easy to make, so let’s celebrate the humble tomato!
I’m Brooke, and I love being vegan. I know all there is to know about the vegan lifestyle, and I love sharing that knowledge with others.
I own a vegan restaurant in Boston, and I love helping people make the switch to a plant-based diet. It’s not always easy, but it’s definitely worth it!