The fruitarian community in Israel, says a vegan friend over lunch recently, has not been given fair representation in the media.But with a prime spot on the latest Big Brother reality television show last month, Israel could be showing new signs of acceptance.There are no official figures of how many Israeli fruitarians there are. Others say because there are so many different varieties of raw-food followers, the numbers are much higher.Earlier this year, the local press featured fruitarians in an uncomplimentary light.A second type of fruitarian eats about 75 percent raw fruit while the rest of their diet is made up of a raw vegan diet.
Those who fully embrace the fruitarian lifestyle eat only fruit along with live seeds and nuts.
And now Israel’s reality TV stars are boasting about their eating habits.
As a vegetarian for over 30 years, I have vast experience with raised eyebrows and mocking remarks when it comes to my personal menu.
You’ll find recipes, meetups and articles about fruitarianism here.
There’s also a Facebook group – which counts over 6,000 members!