Vegans are at an advanced stage of vegetarianism and not only do they not eat fish and meat but also refuse to eat or use any animal products including dairy, eggs, honey, fur , wool and also those cosmetics that have been tested on animals. There is still a lot of things that vegans can eat other than fruits and vegetables such as grains, legumes and soy milk products. They also take supplement of calcium and b12 so that there is no deficiency when they don’t eat the foods with these nutrients in them. They have a variety of reasons for choosing this lifestyle and one of them being that they find factory faming inhumane and are unable to eat animals that have been slaughtered. They believe that the animals in these farms lead a miserable and brief life usually held in small areas and filled with chemicals. Although there are free range options that have become available these days, they still consider it an unreliable source. Some people chose veganism due to environmental reasons such as the fact that the land that is converted into pastures and crop land leads to deforestation. The also use up a lot of the water supply and if they believe that if more people adopt this lifestyle then land would not be unnecessarily used. Others adopt this diet purely for health reasons as many of the nutrients can be derived from plant-based products and is known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
One of the problems faced by vegans is that most of the baked goods contain dairy as eggs are present in nearly all recipes as it binds the ingredients together. There are fewer options for them in terms of unavailability of vegan cupcakes and cakes but recently people have figured out new ways to make these as well. Eggs are used in a mixture to perform leavening functions and also to provide structure. There are certain things that you can use to replace them for example, flax seeds can be ground by hand and mixed with water to use for muffins, mashed banana can also act as a replacement and is better for making gluten free cupcakes Sydney. There are also certain products available on the market that contain starch derived from different foods that is used in baking. Milk is the easiest to replace and can be substituted with soy, rice or almond milk. They have different tastes so you will need to experiment to find which one you like best. Butter can be replaced with margarine which is made from vegetable fat and you can even skip the butter element altogether in a recipe and use oil instead.