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!
Cheese (Vegan Cheese)
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).
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.
Locavore – A person who eats only locally-grown foods
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Turmeric – Orange spice with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
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
Xigua – A West African name for the local species of melon
Yoghurts From Plants