Eggs & Vegetarians
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Eggs Considered Vegetarian?
Yes. Many vegetarians include eggs in their diet, while still refraining from eating poultry, beef, pork, fish and other animal products. These diets are classified as ovo-vegetarian (excluding dairy) and lacto-ovo vegetarian (including dairy).
What Essential Vitamins Are Found In Eggs?
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Vitamin B12, Vitamin A
Why Is Protein Important For Vegetarians?
Plant protein can often miss one or more of the essential amino acids that are needed by the body for daily functioning. That means it’s important for vegetarians to eat a variety of foods that provide different types of amino acids to ensure all of their needs are met. compared to meat.
Proteins are the building blocks of the body and a necessary part of our diet. A balanced diet should include a daily intake of around 0.75grams of protein for every kilo of body weight.
What Are The Benefits of Eggs For Vegetarians?
As vegetarian diets consist of predominantly plant-based foods, inadequately planned vegetarian diets can sometimes result in insufficient intakes of several key nutrients such as vitamin B12, iron, calcium and zinc in particular. Eggs can play a vital role in many vegetarian diets with their combination of high-quality protein, vitamin B12, iron and omega-3s – providing key nutrients that can otherwise be low or lacking.