In honor of National Egg Month, I thought I would address a common misconception in the dairy-free community regarding eggs. Sometimes it is the case that the terms dairy products
and animal byproducts
are confused, and the end result is that eggs, an animal byproduct
are thought to also be a dairy product
. However, although they are located in the same section of the grocery store, eggs are not
dairy, and persons with milk allergies, casein intolerance or lactose intolerance
who do not have allergies to eggs are able to consume eggs without the physical side effects experienced when consuming dairy products.
If you are vegan or suffer from allergies to both dairy and eggs, here are a few of my favorite dairy-free and egg-free recipes:
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