Today is World Vegan Day, so let’s set the vegan jokes aside for today and take a look at this diet that is ever growing in popularity.

Ok, we couldn’t help ourselves! Moving on swiftly…veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in one’s diet. The practice of vegan eating dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization around 3300BCE. The term  “vegan” was first used in 1944 by Donald Watson. At the time, he was the secretary of the Leicester chapter of England’s Vegetarian Society. He went on to co-found the Vegan Society whose inaugural meeting was on 1 November 1944, coinciding with today’s commemoration. 


There are numerous nutritional benefits for a vegan diet. Whole-food vegan meals are packed with vitamins and minerals. Vegan diets have a natural tendency to reduce your calorie intake. This makes them highly effective in weight management without the need to focus on cutting calories. Vegan diets may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They are also particularly effective at reducing blood sugar levels and may help prevent further medical issues from developing. Vegans tend to consume more legumes, known for their cancer-fighting properties. Vegan diets may benefit heart health by significantly reducing the risk factors that contribute to heart disease.

Gorima’s is a vegan-friendly culinary store. With the widest range of spices, legumes, nuts, and much more, get down to your favourite store for world-class products and great value. We hope you’re having a great day!