Yasmin Jafar

Yasmin is a journalism undergraduate at City, University of London who is a massive foodie — especially for anything dessert- or coffee-based! She’s passionate about food, its history, and researching and reviewing different diets around the world.
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Sustainable plant-based milk: how macadamia and pea are hitting the right notes

While the likes of oat and almond have taken the world by storm, plant-based milks from macadamia and pea are riding the sustainability wave. The...
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The benefits and effects of soy, according to a nutritionist

A popular alternative for vegans and a crucial component in plant-based diets, what are soy’s nutritional benefits and side effects? If you’re part of the...
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Allergies and veganism: balancing plant-based diets with nut allergies

Within veganism, nuts are used as a protein source or alternative ingredient, but what does that mean for those with serious allergies to nuts? Although...
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Veganism in Russia: the past, present and future

Typically, veganism isn’t associated with Russia. However, it has significant historical ties and is becoming increasingly popular in the region. Growing up with an amalgam...
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Sugaring, the vegan waxing method making a comeback

Although waxing is popular, it’s being recognised as an unsustainable choice due to its artificial substances. Sugaring is making a comeback from 1900 BC...
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Veganism in the Middle East: Being plant-based in a meat-loving food...

The Middle East has a rich food culture. But with meat, fish and dairy as central ingredients, is it possible to balance Arab culture...
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How lockdown made veganism popular

15% of Brits have reduced their dairy and egg intakes during lockdown. One in five have reduced their meat intake. Has the coronavirus increased...