At Devonvale all of the tasty sweet snacks we make are suitable for vegetarians and we also have some that are suitable for vegans*. However, are you confused with all the different eating trends and diets? Here's a guide** to just some that we are aware of:
"Vegetarian" - a person who does not eat meat or fish, and usually any other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.
"Interesting Fact" - Vegetarian used to be called “Pythagorean” to refer to a meatless diet. This is alleged from some medieval authors. It was named after Pythagoras, the same Greek mathematician and astronomer for whom the Pythagorean theorem is named. Pythagoras did not go meatless for health or ethical reasons. Instead, it was due to his belief that dead humans were reincarnated as animals. He thought that slaughtering and eating an animal was akin to doing so to a man. eg. an animal could be a dead relative!
"Plant Based" - a plant-based diet is based on foods derived from plants, including vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fruits, with few or no animal products. Also see: Lacto-ovo vegetarians, Ovo-vegetarians, Lacto-vegetarians and Vegans Variations of plant-based diets include: Pescatarians and Flexitarians.
"Vegan" - no meat, flesh or fish or any animal by products, including honey, dairy and eggs.
"Lacto-vegetarians" - are almost like vegans, except that they eat dairy products such as cheese, eggs and milk, but not meat, poultry or seafood.
"Ovo-vegetarians" - are similar to vegans, but will eat eggs and other egg products, but avoid all other animal foods, including dairy.
"Lacto-ovo vegetarians" - are a hybrid of the two. They eat dairy products and eggs.
"Fruitarianism" - is another form of vegetarianism. Fruitarians only eat fruits and maybe nuts and seeds. They do not eat anything else. Their diets consist of 50–75 percent fruits. The rest is seeds and nuts. Steve Jobs (ironically of Apple), famously went on this diet.
"Raw Food Diet" - as the name suggest, the raw food diet is a diet based around food that can be eaten raw. So very similar to "Fruitarianism". The diet is therefore predominantly based on vegetables, fruit and legumes.
"Flexitarian" - primarily a vegetarian diet, but occasionally eats meat or fish
"Reducetarian" - is a vegetarian or non vegetarian who has reduced his meat intake. Vegans, lacto-vegetarians, ovo-vegetarians, and lacto-ovo vegetarians could all qualify as reducetarians because they have all reduced their meat intake to nil.
"Pescatarian" - is a vegetarian who also eats fish and/or shellfish.
"Pollotarian" - someone who eats chicken or other poultry, but not meat from mammals, often for environmental, health or food justice reasons.
"Kangatarians" - vegetarians who only eat kangaroo meat.
Yes this is actually true. Kangatarians usually stop eating meat for ethical reasons. However, Australia has an abundance of wild kangaroos. As they are not reared on farms, these vegetarians have no qualms about eating them.
So that's clear then!!!!!!
Imagine hosting a dinner party with one of each of the above!
*Vegan - 9 of our Devonvale sweet snacks are suitable for Vegans.
Tasty Bakes - All of our Crumble Slices
Apple & Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Apple and Strawberry
Oat Flapjacks - 6 of our untopped Flapjacks
Original, Raspberry, Strawberry, Choc Chip, Apple Strudel & Cherry Sultana
All of the above will be marked "Vegan" on their packaging by the end of 2019. For Own Brand customers we can offer similar products.
Contact Martin for more details on Devonvale products at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07906 088551
**Note: The above were just some of the main diets we could find and their definitions. Whilst they were double checked with Oxford Dictionary, they should not be taken as any dietary or medical advice! If you know of any we have missed then please let us know!