More Than Vegetarian: Definitions

Foodie – that sometimes pejorative that hints at elitism – is just one more label applied to folks who seek out and eat good food. (Read our definition of “foodie” here.)

It turns out that those while rules are fading and labels aren’t as important, some labels are just plain fun – and descriptive! Here are a few more to explore.

Ethical Eater: A person who only or mostly eats food that meets certain ethical guidelines, particularly organically grown food and humanely raised meat, poultry and fish.

Flexitarian: A person who eats a mostly vegetarian diet, but who is also willing to eat meat or fish occasionally.

Nutritarian: A person who chooses foods based on his or her micronutrient content.

Pescetarian: A person who supplements a vegetarian diet with fish.

Rawist: A person who eats only unprocessed, unheated and uncooked food, especially organic fruits, nuts, vegetables and grains.

Vegangelical: An extremely zealous vegan who is eager to make other people believe in and convert to veganism.

Vegivore: A person who craves or has a special fondness for vegetables.

VB6: From the saying, “vegan before 6,” a person who eats a vegan diet before 6:00 PM, and then whatever he or she wants after that.

Any more you’d like to add? What did we miss?

A quick tip of the hat to Hartman Salt – a fun newsletter from the Hartman Group! Thanks for these great definitions!

Photo credit: Ängsbacka, used with permission under Creative Commons license.

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