Lettuce begin this quiz-tacular journey into the world of vegetarian food! Ready to beet the challenge and squash any doubts you have? Whether you’re a seasoned trivia pro or just here for the peas and quiet, this quiz will surely turnip the fun! Don’t kale the vibe, and remember – it’s all just a bit of fun-gi!
1. Which ancient civilization is credited for popularizing tofu as a vegetarian source of protein?
2. Which plant-based milk is the most consumed worldwide?
3. What’s the name of the red pigment in tomatoes known to have health benefits?
4. Which country is known to have the most vegetarians by percentage of its population?
5. Which fruit was once known as the “Persian apple”?
6. What is the most expensive mushroom in the world?
7. Which leafy green is known as “palak” in India and is used in the dish “palak paneer”?
8. Which fruit is known to have more potassium than bananas?
9. The first vegetarian society was established in 1847 in which country?
10. Which popular vegetarian condiment originates from the Middle East and is made primarily from chickpeas?
11. Almost the entire world supply of which nut can be traced back to a single tree in Queensland, Australia?
12. Which plant-based diet excludes all animal products including honey?
13. Which vegetable is 95% water and is a popular hydrating snack during summer?
14. The world’s largest vegetable is a type of what?
15. In which year did the Beyond Meat company launch its first plant-based burger?
16. Which country is the largest producer of lentils in the world?
17. Which fruit, due to its texture and flavor, is often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian dishes?
18. What is the name of the enzyme in pineapples that can break down protein?
19. Which popular vegetarian dish is made by fermenting cabbage and often spiced?
20. The “Impossible Burger” primarily derives its meat-like taste from an iron-containing molecule called what?
21. Which grain is considered a complete protein because it contains all nine essential amino acids?
22. What is the name of the Indian cheese often used in vegetarian dishes?
23. Which vegetable can be red, yellow, green, and orange and is often used in salads and stir-fry?
24. The world’s spiciest pepper, the Carolina Reaper, ranks how high on the Scoville Heat Scale?
25. What is tempeh made from?
26. Which root vegetable is known for its bright purple color and is often used in Asian cuisines?
27. Which fruit has the nickname “alligator pear”?
28. The first recorded vegetarian diet dates back to which ancient civilization?
29. Which nutrient found in meat can be a challenge for vegetarians to obtain, leading to the need for fortified foods or supplements?
30. Which fruit is known to “bleed” and is often used as a meat substitute due to its steak-like texture?
31. Which vegetable, often consumed on Thanksgiving, is actually a type of berry?
32. In which country did the tofu-based dish “mapo tofu” originate?
33. Which famous painter, known for his sunflower series, was also a vegetarian?
34. Which sea vegetable is a major component in sushi dishes?
35. Which vegetarian dish is made from deep-fried chickpea balls and is often served in pita bread?
36. What is the primary ingredient in the Japanese dish “miso soup”?
37. Which edible seed is often mistaken for a grain and is native to the Andes Mountains?
38. In which continent did chia seeds, often used in vegetarian diets, originate?
39. Which tropical fruit is known for its distinctive spiky appearance and strong odor?
40. What type of nut is used to make the traditional Italian sauce “pesto”?
41. Which fruit is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry?
42. What is the main ingredient in the traditional Mexican dish “guacamole”?
43. Which vegetable, when cut, releases a compound that can make your eyes water?
44. Which edible flower bud is often pickled and used as a garnish in Mediterranean cuisine?
45. What is the name of the fermented tea that has gained popularity for its probiotic benefits?
46. Which country is famous for its vegetarian dish “ratatouille”, made with eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers?
47. Which fruit, due to its high water content, is often used in detox diets and has a rind that can be pickled or candied?
48. The first tofu factory in the United States was established in which year?
49. Native to Asia is which variant of vegetarianism that excludes pungent vegetables like garlic and onion?
50. What is the primary source of agar-agar, a vegetarian substitute for gelatin?
51. Which plant-based oil is often used as a substitute for butter in vegan baking?
52. Which orange vegetable is a rich source of beta-carotene and is often used in pies and soups?
53. Which vegetarian dish, originating from Lebanon, is made from bulgur, tomatoes, and parsley?
54. What is the term for a vegetarian who also consumes eggs?
55. Which fruit has seeds on the outside and is a member of the rose family?
56. Which spice, derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, is the most expensive by weight?
57. In which country did the dish “tofurky”, a tofu-based turkey substitute, originate?
58. In Japanese cuisine, the suffix ‘-take’ (as in matsutake) denotes a variety of which vegetable?
59. Which grain, native to Ethiopia, is gluten-free and is used to make the sourdough bread “injera”?
60. Which fruit, known as “the king of fruits”, is a primary ingredient in many Southeast Asian vegetarian dishes?
61. What is the term for a vegetarian who also consumes dairy products?
62. Which vegetable, related to the sunflower, has a knobby, brown exterior and a crunchy texture?
63. Which vegetarian dish, made from ground sesame seeds, is often used as a spread or dip in Middle Eastern cuisine?
64. Found in high concentration in plant-based foods, what is the green pigment found in plants that is essential for photosynthesis?
65. Which fruit is known for its high antioxidant content and is native to the Amazon rainforest?
66. Which legume is used to make the popular vegetarian dish “chana masala”?
67. Which family of vegetables beginning with C includes broccoli, cauliflower, turnip and cabbage?
68. Which fermented dairy product is often used in Indian cuisine and has probiotic benefits?
69. Which fruit, native to Central America, is known for its creamy texture and is often used in desserts and smoothies?
70. Which vegetable, due to its resemblance to a tree, is often used to encourage kids to eat their greens?
71. Which leafy green, related to beets and spinach, is a staple in Southern US cuisine?
72. Which fruit is often referred to as the “love apple”?
73. Which protein-rich legume, often used in African cuisine, is a primary ingredient in the dish “egusi soup”?
74. Which vegetarian dish, originating from Spain, is a cold soup made from tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers?
75. Which cauliflower-like vegetable is notable for its vivid green colour and striking geometric shape?
76. Which tropical fruit is known for its ring-like appearance when cut and is a popular pizza topping?
77. Which edible flower, often used in salads, has a peppery taste and is a good source of vitamin C?
78. Which Asian root vegetable, often used in stews and soups, is known for its health benefits and is sometimes called the “Asian ginseng”?
79. Which vegetable is known for its layers and is often used in soups and stews?
80. Which fruit, native to China, is often referred to as the “Chinese gooseberry”?
81. Which vegetable, a member of the mustard family, is known for its pungent flavor and is often used in salads and stir-fries?
82. Which fruit, often dried and used in Middle Eastern cuisine, is known for its sweet and tangy flavor?
83. Which slightly tangy and sour Ethiopian flatbread is used in place of cutlery to pick up food?
84. Which tropical fruit, native to South America, is known for its spiky appearance and sweet and tangy flavor?
85. Which vegetable, a member of the cabbage family, is known for its colorful stems and is often used in salads and stir-fries?
86. Which fruit, native to the Mediterranean region, is known for its high oil content and is often used in salads and tapenades?
87. Which nut, native to the Amazon rainforest, is known for its high selenium content and is often used in vegetarian diets?
88. Which vegetable, a member of the nightshade family, is known for its spongy texture and is often used in curries and stir-fries?
89. Which grain, a staple in Asian cuisine, is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s population?
90. By what other name beginning with C is the starfruit sometimes known?
91. Which small seed, delicious when toasted, is known for its high calcium content and is often used in breads and cereals?
92. Latkes are European pancakes made with what root vegetable?
93. Which fruit, known for its fuzzy skin and sweet and juicy flesh, comes in clingstone and freestone varieties?
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