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Type of vegetarians can vary a lot. Actually, what is a vegetarian ? What are the different types of vegetarians? What is a semi-vegetarian? An ovo-lacto-vegetarian?...and so on...

Most people who start a vegetarian diet are semi-vegetarian at first and may eventually become ovo-lacto-vegetarian.....

Vegan VS Vegetarian

type of vegetarians

A vegetarian will not eat any meat, fish or poultry but tend to consume dairy products and eggs.

type of vegetarians

A vegan will not eat any animal products or by-products (including honey).

The difference between a vegan and a vegetarian is easy to understand.

What is a bit more complicated to understand are the different types of vegetarians existing.

Here is an easy to understand definition for each type of vegetarian diet.

I hope this will be useful.

Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian also called Vegetarian

consumption of:

  • vegetable products
  • by-products of animal origin such as milk, dairy products, honey and eggs


consumption of:

  • vegetable products
  • eggs


consumption of:

  • vegetable products
  • dairy products (most vegetarian substitute milk from cows or other animals by soy milk)


consumption of:

  • vegetable products only
  • The use of leather, fur, horn, animal hair brushes and similar products is excluded


A semi-vegetarian is not a true vegetarian. Diet includes:

  • Lots of plant based foods
  • but also meat from time to time

There are people whose diet excludes meat but not fish or who accept the occasional consumption of meat and so on...

Here are a few more terms you can hear from time to time:

  • Flexitarian: will eat meat from time to time
  • Pesco-lacto-ovo-vegetarianism: consume fish, daiy products and eggs
  • Pesco-vegetarian or Pescetarian: consume fish
  • Pollo-vegetarian: consume poultry
  • Fruitarian: consume raw fruits and seeds only

To Conclude,

As you can see there are many types of vegetarians, you just have to choose the appropriate one for yourself!

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