A fruitarian diet is a type of raw vegan diet that includes only fruits, nuts and seeds - those foods that can be harvested without killing the plant. Fruits in a fruitarian diet include sweet fruits as well as those that are commonly considered vegetables but are botanically fruits, such as tomatoes, cucumbers and squash. Seeds include corn, beans, nuts, sesame seeds, and peas. Unlike other raw vegan diets, the fruitarian diet usually does not include vegetables that are killed during harvest (such as lettuce, celery or cabbage).
Very few people adhere strictly to a fruitarian diet. Some fruitarians also eat small amounts of cooked foods, non-fruit vegetables, dairy or honey.
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