Question for Vegetarians

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  1. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Excluding for a moment, the whey from milk in Fig Newtons would you eat them since by being made from ripe figs they contain animal products.
     
  2. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    sure... how exactly do ripe figs contain animal parts?

    I was under the impression that figs were from trees :p
     
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    This is a Fig Newton
     
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    My understanding is that vegetarians eat milk and eggs and those types of "animal products."

    Vegans do not anything that is produced from or by an animal.
     
  5. MongoTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There are all sorts of dead wasp larvae inside of figs. Its part of the life cycle. I was wondering if the inclusion of dead animals, ones that died of natural causes, would make the fruit unsuitable for vegetarians.
     
  6. haleyvan macrumors regular

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    i did not know that figs contained dead larvae, but i do not think vegans would have a problem eating them because they were not farmed specifically for mistreated, incarcerated, and farmed specifically by and for humans to eat. i eat a pretty much vegan diet and would not have a problem eating fig newtons, even though i haven't eaten one since i was like 5 years old ;)
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I liked figs. Until now... thanks.

    Honestly had no idea, but will check labels next time I'm in the supermarket. I'm not vegetarian BTW.
     
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    Don't just focus on figs...food in general is full of dead insect parts, living and dead larvae, etc. Good source of protein for the most part.
     
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    Don't ficus on figs either.
     
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    I don't consider larvae to be dead animals. So no, I have no problem with figs, as TheAnswer pointed out lots of food have dead insect materials in them, so why get specific about the figs?

    I find all the vegetarian talk on MR to be rather odd as of late, I mean it's simply a dietary choice. Yes, some people do it for attention/to be cool, yet to other's it's simply the way we choose to eat and don't really put much thought into it day to day.
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It gives them crunch!

    However, I think the wasp larvae to fig ratio is fairly unbalanced, so there's no need to worry.

    I do wonder about vegetarians that eat Jello or jelly or jam. They DO know how those things are solidified, right? ;)
     

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