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A more vegetarian diet increases berry gather rates.
—In-game description

Vegetarianism is a technology in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be researched at a Trading Post built on a Bhakti Temple settlement. Once researched, it allows Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons, and Villagers to gather from Berry Bushes 40% faster.


Vegetarianism can be useful at early game, but it is rare that berry gathering becomes essential enough later in the game.

  • Native American civilizations' Farm upgrades affect berry gathering as well, so berry gathering becomes significantly faster than farming with this technology.


  • Despite its name, this tech does not disable animal sources of food (huntable and herdable animals and fishes).