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Definições
  • Palavras usadas com freqüência 
  • Outros termos confusos 
  • Termos confusos quando se fala sobre vegetarianismo 
  • Por que tornar-se vegetariano? Por que vegan? 
  • Como se pronuncia "vegan"? 
  • Um pouco de história 
  • Quantos vegetarianos há no mundo? 
  • O que é macrobiótica? 
  • Há algum sistema para conferir certificados vegans a produtos alimentícios e suplementos dietéticos? 
  • Há alguma lei que regule a menção de "adequado para vegetarianos/vegans" em rótulos de alimentos? 
Ingredientes
  • O que é gelatina? Existe algum substituto?  Que marcas de gelatina casher são vegetarianas?  
  • O que é gelatina casher 
  • Descobri uma marca de gelatina de caixinha sem gelatina, isso quer dizer que posso comer?   
  • Gelatina halal é vegetariana?  
  • Há algum outro alimento parecido com gelatina no mercado? 
  • O que é rennet ou coalho? (no queijo) 
  • O que é cochonila/carmim? 
  • Toda lisina é de origem animal?  
  • Os suplementos glucosamina e condroitina podem ser fabricados a partir de fontes não animais? 
  • O que são monoglicerídeos e diglicerídeos?  
  • "Mono e diglicerídeos vegetais" são benéficos?  
  • O que é lipase, gordura, estearato e lecitina?  
  • Produtos animais ocultos  
  • Quais os ingredientes derivados de animais que matam o animal?  
  • O que é cantaridina?  
  • A "goma-base" do chiclete é vegan?  
  • O óleo de castanha de caju é nocivo? 
  • Emulsificantes, enzimas e estabilizantes são ingredientes de origem animal?  
  • O que é BHT, encontrado em alimentos prontos congelados e na maioria dos flocos de cereal e usado como conservante?  
  • Ingredientes de origem animal - lista  
  • Ingredientes talvez de origem animal - lista  
Animais
  • Pode-se alimentar um gato ou um cão com dieta vegetariana/vegan?
  • (Lista de produtos)
  • O que são Organizações pelos Direitos dos Animais?
  • E esses insetos, moscas etc.?
Children
  • What about infants and children?
  • Is breastfeeding vegan?
  • How do I ensure that my 10 month old gets enough B12?
  • Is it possible to give a child too much tofu?
  • What vegetarian fast foods are available for teenagers?
Nutrition 1 - Protein
  • Should I be worried about getting enough protein on a vegetarian/vegan diet?
  • Do I need to combine proteins on a vegetarian/vegan diet?
  • What non-meat products can I eat to get protein?
  • Links to further information on Protein
Nutrition 2 - Vitamins B12
  • What about Vitamin B12?
Nutrition 3 - Other Vitamins and Minerals
  • What about calcium?
  • What about vitamin A?
  • What about vitamin D?
  • Should I worry about iron in a vegetarian/vegan diet?
  • How long should I wait between drinking tea and eating iron enriched foods?
  • Are there any supplements I could take to increase the amount of iron in my body?
Nutrition 4 - general
  • Are there any documented instances where flesh of some kind is necessary? 
  • Commercial sources of nutrition products
  • Where is a detailed table showing the percentage of various nutrients in all kinds of foods?
  • Is it possible to continue a vegetarian diet if you have 'diverticulosis' or 'irritable colon'?
  • Is it safe for a diabetic to become vegetarian/vegan?
  • Is there a non animal form of glucose lowering agents for diabetics? 
  • How can I 'bulk up' and develop muscles on a vegetarian/vegan diet, instead of eating meat and taking creatine?

Common Foods

  • What about honey?
  • - and sugar?
  • - apples?
  • - dried bananas?
  • - bread?
  • - cereals?
  • - crisps (potato chips)?
  • - chocolate?
  • Are candy canes vegetarian?
  • - anything else?
  • Do vegans consume yeast?
  • Are there vegan marshmellows available?
  • Can I eat at fast food places like McDonalds or Taco-Bell?
  • Is Maple Syrup vegetarian/vegan? 
  • Are vegetarians/vegans allowed to eat seafood?
Food specialities
  • What is nutritional yeast? Which ones provide B12?
  • What is miso?
  • What is seitan?
  • What is tahini?
  • What is tempeh?
  • What is tofu?
  • What is TVP?
  • Mail order food outlets
  • Is there mail company in the US available for ordering vegetarian sauces (such as vegetarian oyster sauce)?
Drinks
  • What about wines and beers?
  • Are carbonated drinks with low pH such as coke good for health?
  • Are spirits like brandy, used in chirstmas puddings vegetarian?
  • Which soft-drinks contain sugars refined using Animal Products?
Eggs and Dairy
  • What's wrong with free range eggs?
  • - and normal (battery) eggs?
  • What can be substituted for eggs?
  • What's wrong with dairy products?
  • But don't I need eggs and dairy products?
  • Are soy/soya cheeses vegan?
  • Is there a council or advisory board to have a food product certified as vegan for retail sales?
Issues
  • Rainforest beef -- Two different looks at the situation.
  • Names of animals versus names of animal based foods.
  • Is it possible to be a vegetarian with a partner who is not? 
Clothing
  • What's wrong with wool?
  • What's wrong with silk?
  • What's wrong with down?
  • Why not leather?
  • Which companies make non-leather products?
  • Wouldn't it be better to recycle leather, rather than waste it?
Literature
  • Books
  • Periodicals
Travel
  • Which airlines serve vegetarian meals?
  • Where can I find natural health food stores in .... ?
  • I want to take my partner to ............ Is it ok for veggies?
  • Travel Agencies and websites
Products
  • What about non-food household items? 
  • Which major toiletries/cosmetics companies make products which are not tested on animals and do not contain animal deritives?
  • Is there a vegan birth control pill?
  • Which forms of contraception are vegan?
Contacts

Nota: esta FAQ foi desenvolvida de FAQs compilados por Michael Traub (rec.food.veg / vegan-l). Ele por sua vez usou a contribuição de muitas pessoas. Este processo continua neste website.