Whats the difference between Raw Food and vegan / vegetarian?

difference between raw food

When reading about Raw Food you might start wondering what the difference between Raw Food and vegan food is.

Obviously there is the definition that raw food needs to be “raw” or at least not not heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius) but vegan and vegetarian food can be cooked.

Someone with a raw food diet or going through a raw food detox is a vegan or vegetarian, but a vegan or vegetarian is not necessarily eating only raw food. Eating mostly raw is usually related to being one hundred percent vegan, but there are many people who follow a raw foods diet and also consume raw, organic, unpasteurized milk, and raw meat and eggs.



Difference between Raw Food and the perks

Practicing a raw foods lifestyle is a great way to detoxify and cleanse your system. Because the food is not being cooked or heavily processed, your body will assimilate all of the nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals for quicker absorption and energy.

This believe to eat raw foods to get all the nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals is mostly accepted by most people, however some foods might be better to cook for better absorption.

This last believe is not shared by all Raw Food fans and is not for beginners. If you are a beginner, start with a Raw Food detox.


If you are ready to start your raw food detox get some tips on getting started.