This is nice – a Vegetarian Tip Sheet from the USDA!
This brand new tip sheet offers 10 pieces of advice for following a vegetarian diet. It includes things like:
- vegetarian sources of protein and calcium
- vegetarian “mock meat” options
- tips for ordering vegetarian meals in restaurants
- a reminder to eat foods rich in Vitamin E
Yeah, I was thrown by the Vitamin E thing too. Vitamin E deficiencies are not common in developed countries like the United States of America, and the top food sources of Vitamin E (wheat germ, fortified cereals, sunflower seeds, almonds, turnup greens) are all vegetarian. Sardines and herring are OK sources of Vitamin E but does that really warrant inclusion in the Vegetarian Tip Sheet?
Maybe one of the tips could be for vegetarians to supplement with B12?
Anywho, I’m just being picky. Overall I think it’s a cool Tip Sheet.