Fruitarians (or fructarians) eat in principle only the fruit of plants. Some people consider themselves fruitarians even if their diet is not 100% fruit. Usually fruitarians who include foods other than fruit follow a vegan diet.
Fruitarian definition of fruitEdit
When discussing food, the term "fruit" usually refers to just those plant fruits that are sweet and fleshy (for example, plums, apples, and oranges). Botanically, though, some foods not typically considered fruits—including bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, nuts and grains—are fruits.
Fruitarians use differing definitions of what is considered a "fruit."
Definition of fruitarianEdit
Some fruitarians will eat only what falls (or would fall) naturally from a plant, that is: foods that can be harvested without killing the plant. These foods consist primarily of culinary fruits, nuts, and seeds. Some do not eat grains, believing it is unnatural to do so, and some fruitarians feel that it is improper for humans to eat seeds. Others believe they should eat only plants that spread seeds when the plant is eaten. Others eat seeds and some cooked foods.
Some fruitarians believe fruitarianism was the original diet of mankind in the form of Adam and Eve based on Genesis 1:29. They believe that a return to an Eden-like paradise will require simple living and a holistic approach to health and diet. Some fruitarians wish to avoid killing in all its forms, including plants.
- Main article: Criticism of fruitarianism
- Mahatma Gandhi political and spiritual leader, briefly followed a diet similar to fruitarianism. He and his followers repeatedly discontinued these diets as in the long term they proved unsustainable.
- Ben Klassen founder of the Creativity Movement.
- The nuns in the Anglican Order of St Elizabeth of Hungary followed a fruitarian diet.
- Ayesha ("She-who-must-be-obeyed") of H. Rider Haggard's She and its sequels
- The Eloi from HG Wells's The Time Machine
- The K-PAXian "prot" in the K-PAX books and film
- The evil Medusa Johnson in Leonard Part 6
- Keziah in Notting Hill (film)
- ↑ fruitarian. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
- ↑ Living and Raw Foods: Types of Raw Food Diets: A Brief Survey.
- ↑ Vegetarian Times — Great Food, Good Health, Smart Living.
- ↑ definition of fruit.
- ↑ The Vegetarian Society UK — Information Sheet — Definitions.
- ↑ Human Dietetic Character, I — Are We Grain Eeaters?.
- ↑ To Those Considering A Fruitarian Diet.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Living and Raw Foods: Alternative Eating Plans - USA TODAY
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 What is a Fruitarian?
- ↑ Fruitarian — What is Fruitarianism?.
- ↑ Our Mission. Archived from the original on 2007-02-26.
- ↑ Satya June/July 03: Raw History by Rynn Berry.
- ↑ Dr. Stanley S. Bass: In search of the ultimate vegetarian diet.
- ↑ Gandhi experimented with this diet for the purpose of Brahmacharya. He discovered the best diet in the light of ahimsa for a Brahmacharya was fruit and nuts, he did however see the need to drink milk, which would no longer make him a fruitarian. Brahmacharya I Brahmacharya II
- ↑ Berlet, Chip, Vysotsky, Stanislavstated. "Overview of U.S. White Supremacist Groups", Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Summer 2006.
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