Recently I was having a small debate with my group of friends about is Egg vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

Its always a doubtful question, that though I won the debate with some knowledge I had gained from a poultry owner, I did a small research on google and here’s my findings. Rest is left up to you.


First of all here’ are some of the varieties of vegetarianism

Ovo vegetarianism includes eggs but not dairy products.

Lacto vegetarianism includes dairy products but not eggs.

Ovo-lacto vegetarianism (or lacto-ovo vegetarianism) includes animal/dairy products such as eggs, milk, and honey.

Veganism excludes all animal flesh and animal products, including milk, honey, and eggs, and may also exclude any products tested on animals, or any clothing from animals.

Raw veganism includes only fresh and uncooked fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Vegetables can only be cooked up to a certain temperature.

Fruitarianism permits only fruit, nuts, seeds, and other plant matter that can be gathered without harming the plant.

Buddhist vegetarianism (also known as su vegetarianism) excludes all animal products as well as vegetables in the allium family (which have the characteristic aroma of onion and garlic): onion, garlic, scallions, leeks, or shallots.

Macrobiotic diets consist mostly of whole grains and beans.

Heard all about this just now, here’s some facts too.

Once a Chicken reaches its age of Maturity, it starts laying eggs, by default. The eggs layed here are infertile, meaning to say that, these eggs cannot be hatched and in better simpler words no chick/chicken will come out.

Fertile eggs or the eggs that can be hatched, are layed only after the intercourse between the Cockerel and the Chicken. Only these eggs can be hatched and chick/chickens are born.

One of my relative who is a poultry owner agreed with this. He had well explained to me, before I did this research, and found out about is Egg a Veg or Non-Veg.

So I guess this will clear all the confusion, rest is left upto you.


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