Vegetarians are not neglected by Albanian cuisine. Those who prefer to have a diet based exclusively on fruits and vegetables can choose from dishes that range from appetizers to soups, main dishes and even desserts. Vegetarianism has a long history in Albania, as it has been developed for centuries. As the animals were bred only for dairy products. Fruits and vegetables gained a very important role in Albanian cuisine. Byrek is an Albanian recipe that originates from the Turkish cuisine. It is prepared all over the Balkans and knows many variations. Some of them do not contain meat. More exactly, this dish is a vegetable pie. The ingredients that are used most frequently are: corn, various citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges, figs and olives. People that avoid red meat but consume other foods of animal origin can include in their diet cheese and eggs.