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Catering for vegans and vegetarians

13-Jul-2012

Syndian Natural Food Products prides itself on providing a range of healthy, affordable food alternatives for vegetarians and vegans. Once a fringe eating habit in Australia, both vegetarian and vegan foods Australia are becoming a more common sight in the nation’s food aisles.

 

Vegetarianism or veganism may be as a result of a person’s belief in the sanctity of animal life, which may, or may not, be inspired by their religious beliefs. It may also be as a result of a person’s decision to lead a healthier lifestyle and put less pressure on our environment.

 

However there are some major differences between vegetarians and vegans which can be an important factor if, for example, you are entertaining vegans at a dinner party.

 

The question “What is a vegetarian” has a number of answers which may vary from country to country. However taking the definition from the UK’s Vegetarian Society we find general agreement over two broad definitions:

 

1. A vegetarian is someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs.

 

2. A vegetarian does not eat meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or by-products of slaughter.

 

However there are part vegetarians who consume fish and crustaceans and those who may consume dairy products.

 

Vegans though go further in their refusal to eat meat-related products and can be defined as non-dairy vegetarians who also refuse to eat eggs. Vegans eat plant products only and most vegans will not use animal-related products such as fur or leather.

 

All of the foods provided by Syndian are suitable for vegans with the exception of two lines of dips which contain diary along with non-animal rennet. We cater to those on a vegetarian and vegan diet with a wide range and delicious range including dips, vegetarian burgers, falafels, pastas and ready-made meals from around the world. These include Thai yellow curry, Indian vegetarian dhansak and the delicious Middle Eastern mougrabie.

 

Even if you are not vegetarian or vegan, the range of natural foods provide a healthy, tasty alternative! Check Syndian stockists near you here. For more information about our foods, contact points are available on this page

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