Eggs Are Vegetarian


veg·e·tar·i·an
noun /ˌvejiˈte(ə)rēən/ 
vegetarians, plural
A person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, esp. for moral, religious, or health reasons
adjective /ˌvejiˈte(ə)rēən/ 
Of or relating to the exclusion of meat or other animal products from the diet
- a vegetarian restaurant

There are plenty more definitions for the word on the internet, but the general meaning seems to be "exclusion of meat and fish from the diet".

So why are eggs included the non-vegetarian section? It is neither meat nor fish. It is an animal product such as milk and honey which are completely acceptable to vegetarians. Eggs being non-vegetarian is blindly accepted without thinking why.

The common reasoning seems to be that eggs are non-vegetarian because it has potential for life.
Chicken eggs are unfertilized when they're laid. Hens have the ability to lay eggs without any contact with the male bird. Therefore an unfertilized egg contains an embryo which under the right circumstances could generate life. Eggs meant for consumption do not meet these circumstances. No life is killed.

A seed could become a tree, but not every seed gets planted.

When you look at the contents of the egg, the white is 10% proteins in water and the yolk contains fat and cholesterol needed to nourish the embryo. Again, it is like a seed that holds the nutrients needed for a plant to develop.

There may be moral or ethical reasons to not eat eggs (such as inhumane chicken-rearing methods) or you might just not like the taste. But by definition, eating eggs does not make you a non-vegetarian.


Comments

  1. Yes I agree on it, I have been reading lots of arguments on some blog where you posted your blog-link and many people discussed a lot of logics and reasons on it.

    Some on them are so convincingly prooving that EGG Comes under NonVeg that even at some point I also felt that yeah she is true or he is true but here is some thought which I want to share while compare it for same.
    Simple belief is that-
    -Eating plant comes under Veg while Eating Chicken comes under Nonveg.
    -Cutting Tree comes under sin as we belief not to cut trees unlike Killing chicken is also a sin so boths are kind of wrong things to do.
    -By nature Tree produce fruits/Seeds which comes under VEG while Chicken produces Eggs(both have tendency to give birth to a new life so both are at same level).
    - So, I think eating fruit/Seed or Egg is okay than to cutting tree or killing Chicken.

    this is what I think about EGG and VEG.

    Thanks,
    Mr. PREM

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment