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Lentils vs Black Beans: Nutritional Value and Protein

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There are many reasons you might want to compare lentils to black beans. So I did them all. Somewhere on this page you should be able to find the difference between the 2 legumes that you’re looking for. Whether it’s protein content, amino acid distribution, or nutritional value. Macro Comparison: Lentils vs Black Beans Let’s look at a high level breakdown for each legume. The nutritional...

Essential Amino Acid Profiles for All Nuts [Data]

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Nuts are one of the best bulking foods due to their high caloric content. They’re also a decent protein source when it comes to snacks. While you want to be mindful of the omega 3 to 6 fat ratio of nuts, you also want to make sure you’re eating other protein sources that compensate for any low amounts of individual amino acids in nuts. As long as you’re eating the complementary...

The Omega 3 to 6 Fat Ratio of Common Nuts [Data]

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Nuts are said to be a good source of protein and fats, but there’s that pesky issue of having a ton of omega 6 fats, and not many omega 3 fats. If you’re reading this, I suspect you already know why keeping a high ratio of Omega 3:6 fatty acids is a good idea, so I’ll get right into the data instead. I collected nutritional data for all common nuts that I could think of. If I...

Is Nutritional Yeast Bad For You?

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The quick answer is that: No, nutritional yeast is not bad for you. In fact, it’s quite healthy, especially if you’re a vegan. It has loads of pretty much all B-Vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, and B12. It’s one of the best food sources of B12 for vegans. If you’re not going to use a vitamin B12 supplement as a vegan, you should be eating nutritional...

What’s the Best Vegan Egg Substitute for Breading?

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Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy many of the same breaded foods you did before. None of these are perfect substitutes for eggs in breading, but most do a pretty good job. Some people actually prefer them. There are 4 main ways to substitute eggs in breading: Make a “flax egg” – This is the best option. Mix 1 tbsp of ground flax with 2 tbsp of water. Mix it and let it...

Are Swedish Fish Vegan?

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Whether or not Swedish Fish are vegan depends on how strict of a vegan you are. It also depends on your location (I’ve heard some stories of Swedish Fish containing beeswax in some place). Here’s the typical list of ingredients in Swedish Fish: Sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, citric acid, white mineral oil, natural and artificial flavor, carnauba wax, red 40, yellow 6, yellow...

Do Dry Beans Go Bad?

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Short answer: Yes, dry beans go bad, it just takes a long time. Longer answer…If you’re storing beans in a reasonable location (dry, sealed off), dry beans are unlikely to get moldy, even after years. It is possible, so check for any weird looking beans before cooking them. The issue is that over time, dried beans become harder to cook. The older dry beans are, the longer they take to...

Are Wendy’s French Fries Vegan?

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The answer to this question depends on how strict of a vegan you are. That might sound weird, but it’s pretty clear when we look at the nutritional information and ingredients for fries at Wendy’s: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More Of The Following Oils: Canola, Soybean, Cottonseed, Sunflower, Corn), Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (To Maintain Natural Color). Cooked...

Is Fleece Vegan?

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Fleece a popular fluffy, warm material used in clothing. Up until now, I always thought that fleece came from wool, but I was wrong. Fleece describes a type of material (not a source), and generally is made from polyester. Polyester is a plastic product, which is vegan. However, some fleece is made with a blend. These blends usually contain polyester, as well as cotton, wool, hemp, or rayon. If...

Is Burger King’s Veggie Burger Patty Vegan?

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I’ve already written about whether or not Burger King’s french fries are vegan, but what about their veggie patty? Here’s a PDF with nutrition and ingredient information for all Burger King products. If we scroll down to the “Veggie Burger Patty” section, here’s the full ingredient list that we see: Vegetables (Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts, Onions, Carrots, Green...