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Are Scallops Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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If you’re new to the plant-based world and have previously included seafood in your diet, then this might be a pressing question for you. Keep reading to discover if scallops have a place in your new vegan diet.


‘Scallop’ is a commonly given name to a whole variety of saltwater clams or marine bivalve molluscs who are part of the Pectinidae family. They can be found in seas across the world but never in freshwater.  

scallops at a market

Are scallops vegan? 

Simply put, no – scallops aren’t suitable for vegans as they’re a living part of the animal kingdom. Although there might be some arguments that their lack of a central nervous system stops them from feeling pain in the same way as mammals, this still doesn’t mean that they’re suitable for vegans.

What next? 

If you fancy trying some plant-based ‘scallops’, try this delicious recipe from The Edgy Veg for king oyster mushroom ‘scallops’ in a garlic butter sauce.


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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