Vegan Products

Malibu Fresh Essentials has a wide selection of vegan products available in-store.

We often get asked about the Vegan lifestyle and eating choices.  Here’s some information for you…

Malibu Fresh Essentials is your local supplier of quality Vegan products.

Veganism is the custom of renouncing the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and associating this with a philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.

A follower of the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan.  There are some distinctions to be noted…

Dietary vegans (or strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. The term ethical vegan is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet but extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals for any purpose.  

And there’s another term which is environmental Veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.

Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. 

Malibu Fresh Essentials stocks a range of Vegan products.

Here are 11 foods and food groups that should be part of a healthy vegan diet.

Legumes. …

Nuts, Nut Butters and Seeds. …

Hemp, Flax and Chia Seeds. …

Tofu and Other Minimally Processed Meat Substitutes. …

Calcium-Fortified Plant Milks and Yogurts. …

Seaweed. …

Nutritional Yeast. …

Sprouted and Fermented Plant Foods.

The major difference between Vegans and Vegetarians is that Vegans eat no animal products, while vegetarians don’t eat animals, but may eat products that come from them (such as dairy and eggs). … Although all vegans tend to follow the same set of clear cut guidelines – eat nothing that came from an animal.

Vegetarian and vegan diets can be healthy, but they can lack certain nutrients. … You can find many of these nutrients in eggs and dairy if you’re vegetarian, and from plant sources if you’re vegan.


Traditionally bread is made from yeast, flour, water, and salt, so it would be suitable for vegans. Unfortunately some commercially sold breads (e.g. sold at supermarkets) contain dairy such as whey (a milk protein) or eggs as fillers or stabilizers and those breads would not be considered vegan (or plant-based).

Strict protein planning or combining is not necessary. The key is to eat a varied diet. Almost all foods except for alcohol, sugar, and fats provide some protein. Vegan sources include- lentils, chickpeas, tofu, peas, peanut butter, soy milk, almonds, spinach, rice, whole wheat bread, potatoes, broccoli, kale…

Vegans eat lots of Grains and Pasta.

The important thing is that you check the label carefully to make sure that these are made with vegan ingredients. Vegans eat lots of whole grains and pasta because these foods are high energy foods and will also contain large amounts of protein in certain cases.

How do vegans get all nutrients?

If you are eating within Vegan guidelines, you can include good sources of protein in most meals, such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, tofu, soya alternatives to milk and yoghurt, or peanuts. 

Eating nuts and seeds daily, especially those rich in omega-3 fat is a great way to include your nutrients. And you can eat calcium-rich foods daily, such as calcium-fortified products and calcium-set tofu.

Call into Malibu Fresh Essentials to see and try our range of Vegan products.

We also carry fresh, health and delicious vegetarian and organic products

You’ll find a range of Quorn products available

Discover the delicious Vegan pies

Even Vegan sausage rolls and hot dogs!

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