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One in five people will be cooking a fully vegan Christmas dinner this year, according to a new poll.

Cheese giant Applewood surveyed more than 2,000 participants, and found one in five people would buy all vegan products for all their Christmas dinner guests, even if they’re catering for just one vegan. 

The company also found that a staggering 74 percent of respondents said they would be ‘looking at plant-based alternatives to cheese this Christmas’. 

‘Healthier alternatives’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Lisa Harrison, Senior Brand Manager for Applewood® Vegan and Mexicana Vegan, said the demand for its vegan cheeses is an ‘indication of how popular a vegan lifestyle is now’.

“Research shows that vegans and vegetarians look set to make up a quarter of the British population in 2025, and eating a vegan diet could be the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce our environmental impact on Earth.

“But, we were surprised by our survey results that show people are increasingly willing to forgo their traditional Christmas foodie treats for healthier alternatives even when it makes cooking vegan for the whole family.”

Vegan Christmas Dinner

More people opting for a vegan Christmas dinner will cause less harm to the environment. A report by Satsuma Loans found a plant-based Christmas dinner has half the carbon emission compared to a Turkey Christmas dinner.

It says a traditional Christmas dinner for a family of six emits 23.5kg compared to a vegan Christmas dinner that only emits 9.5kg of C02 emissions.

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.