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Jains and Food

The Jains are a small religious sect, living in India, who practise vegetarianism, and who are prohibited from taking animal life - in any form.

Their diets are so strictly controlled, that many of them wear face-masks to avoid inhaling tiny insects. Life for them becomes yet more difficult, as they try to avoid fruit and vegetables with large seeds and members of the Alliaceac family - that includes garlic and onions is also outlawed.

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