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Is A Pescatarian Diet Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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When it comes to diets, all of the labels can get a little confusing sometimes. Let’s have a look at the differences between a vegan and pescatarian diet.

What's the difference between vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian diets?

You might already know the main difference between these three diets, but it’s always good to check before making a fish supper for your vegan friends. 

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  • Pescatarians will eat fish and seafood, but no meat or poultry. They might also eat dairy and eggs too, but not necessarily 
  • Vegetarians won’t eat fish or seafood either but will eat some combination of dairy, eggs or other animal products, like honey 
  • Vegans will not eat any of the above or anything containing animal derivatives of any kind. 

Want to know more about the differences between being vegan and vegetarian? Check out this comprehensive article for all the details.

Is a pescatarian diet vegan?

So no, a pescatarian diet isn’t vegan. Whilst it might be closer than that of a meat-eater, there are still some key differences. A vegan won’t eat fish or eat dairy or other animal byproducts, but a pescatarian might. 

Bottom line

It’s always worth checking with your friends and family what they’re okay with eating, that way you can avoid any awkward moments later on.

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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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