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Fruitarianism

Fruitarianism describes a particular type of vegetarian diet comprising mostly fresh fruits often, though not always, eaten raw. This entry describes contemporary fruitarian diets and practices, briefly reviews historical perspectives on fruit-based diets, discusses motivations for adopting the diet, and outlines the nutritional challenges.

Fruitarian Diets and Practices

Fruitarianism is not a unitary practice; there are variations in what is considered to be acceptable, though the central premise is that only living foods should be consumed. It rejects eating any food that involves taking a life or harming a plant, including vegetables that are pulled from the Earth or cut from the plant. Fruit is viewed as being a food that is freely offered by nature and whose use does not require causing harm or death to ...

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