Dictionary – Vegan Food, Nutrition & Ecology

Browse our free dictionary of key ingredients for tasty vegan and vegetarian meals, key nutrition terms and key ecology terms. Under construction. Feel free to contact us to suggest new words!

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

Apple

Apricot

Avocado


B

Banana

Basil

Beans

Biodiversity

Black-Eyed Peas


C

Cabbage

Cheese (Vegan Cheese)

Chickpeas

Circular Economics

Climate Change

Couscous


D

Dates

Deforestation

Downcycling


E

Ecology

Ecosystem

Eggplant

Eggs (Vegan Eggs)

Entovegan – A person on an otherwise vegan diet who eats insects (e.g. critters).

Entovegetarian – A person on an otherwise vegetarian diet who eats insects (e.g. critters).


F

Figs

Food allergy


G

Gluten-Free

Global Warming

Grapes

Grapefruit


H

Habitat

Hummus


I

Iceberg lettuce


J

Jackfruit


K

Kale


L

Lacto-vegetarian – A person who doesn’t eat meat but consumes dairy products (no eggs).

Lacto-ovo-vegetarian – A person who doesn’t eat meat but consumes eggs & dairy.

Lemon

Lime

Locavore – A person who eats only locally-grown foods


M

Muskmelon


N

Navy beans


O

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-6 Fatty Acids


P

Pine nuts

Piña Colada

Pineapple

Penne


R

Red beans

Rice paper


S

Strawberry

Sweet potato


T

Turmeric – Orange spice with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Turnip


U

Ulluco

Upcycling


V

Vegan

Vegetarian

Vitamin B12 – Essential nutrient for brain health. Vegans MUST take B12 because the vegan diet is not rich in this nutrient. Some vegan processed foods contain additive B12, e.g. the so-called fortified plant-based milks. However, B12 supplemental tablets are a better guarantee.

Vitamin D – Essential nutrient that is largely made by the skin when exposed to the sun. Only a few minutes a day (longer in colder seasons, also longer for people of darker skin colors) can suffice for a daily dose of Vitamin D.

Vegan Burger Patties

Vegan Cosmetics

Vegan Fashion

Vegan Leather


W

Watermelon


X

Xigua – A West African name for the local species of melon


Y

Yeast

Yoghurts From Plants


Z

Zucchini