Non-Vegetarian Ingredients

Below is a list of non-vegetarian ingredients to look out for, whether you’re new to vegetarianism, cooking for a vegetarian or simply looking to keep on learning. The list itself is a work in progress as I keep learning but I hope this can help even some of you!

For offline and on-the-go use, you can download a PDF version of this list here: Non-Vegetarian Ingredients.

Non Vegetarian Ingredients

  • Meat
    • Bear
    • Beef
    • Beef heart
    • Beef liver
    • Beef tongue
    • Bone soup from allowable meats
    • Buffalo, Bison
    • Calf liver
    • Caribou
    • Chicken
    • Chicken Liver
    • Cornish Game Hen
    • Duck
    • Duck Liver
    • Emu
    • Gizzards
    • Goat
    • Goose
    • Goose Liver
    • Grouse
    • Guinea Hen
    • Ham
    • Horse
    • Kangaroo
    • Lamb
    • Liver
    • Marrow soup
    • Moose
    • Mutton
    • Opossum
    • Organ Meats
    • Organs
    • Ostrich
    • Partridge
    • Pheasant
    • Pork
    • Pork, Bacon
    • Quail
    • Rabbit
    • Snake
    • Squab
    • Squirrel
    • Sweetbreads
    • Tripe
    • Turkey
    • Turtle
    • Veal
    • Venison
    • Etc
  • Fish
    • Albacore tuna
    • Alewife
    • American lobster
    • American shad
    • Anchovy
    • Atlantic cod
    • Basa
    • Bass
    • Bay scallop
    • Bigeye tuna
    • Black cod
    • Blowfish
    • Bluefin tuna
    • Bluefish
    • Bombay duck
    • Bream
    • Brill
    • Butter fish
    • Capelin roe
    • Catfish
    • Caviar
    • Chilean sea bass
    • Cockle
    • Cod
    • Conch
    • Crab
    • Crayfish
    • Cuttlefish
    • Dogfish
    • Dorade
    • Dungeness crab
    • Eel
    • Flounder
    • Flying-fish roe
    • Grouper
    • Haddock
    • Halibut
    • Herring
    • Herring roe
    • Ikura
    • Ilish
    • Jellyfish
    • John Dory
    • Kazunoko
    • King crab
    • Kingfish
    • Lamprey
    • Lingcod
    • Lobster
    • Loco
    • Lumpfish roe
    • Mackerel
    • Mahi Mahi
    • Masago
    • Monkfish
    • Mud crab
    • Mullet
    • Mussel
    • Octopus
    • Orange roughy
    • Oyster
    • Pacific cod
    • Pacific sanddab
    • Pacific snapper
    • Patagonian toothfish
    • Periwinkle
    • Pike
    • Pollock
    • Pomfret
    • Pompano
    • Prawns
    • Rainbow trout
    • Red lobster
    • Rock cod
    • Rock lobster
    • Rockfish
    • Sablefish
    • Salmon
    • Salmon roe
    • Sand crab
    • Sanddab
    • Sardine
    • Scallop
    • Sea bass
    • Sea cucumber
    • Sea scallop
    • Sea urchin
    • Shad
    • Shad roe
    • Shark
    • Shrimp
    • Skate
    • Snakehead
    • Snapper
    • Snow crab
    • Sole
    • Spiny lobster
    • Squid
    • Striped bass
    • Sturgeon
    • Sturgeon roe
    • Surimi
    • Swordfish
    • Tilapia
    • Tilefish
    • Tobiko
    • Trout
    • Tuna
    • Turbot
    • Uni
    • Wahoo
    • Whitefish
    • Whiting
    • Yellowfin tuna
    • Etc
  • Beef fats
  • Bone char / Natural Carbon
  • Chicken fats
  • Cochineal / Carminic acid / Carmine
  • Gelatin
  • Isinglass
  • Cysteine
  • Lard
  • Rennet / Rennin
  • Tallow / Oleic acid / Oleinic Acid

Possibly Non-vegetarian Ingredients – Always check the source!

  • Diglycerides
  • Enzymes
  • Monoglycerides
  • Steric acid