FORTIFIED PLANT MILKS COMPARISON 🥛
Almond milk rolled onto the scene sometime ago and since then this aisle of the supermarket has exploded!
This is a comparison of just some of the “milk” now available, I tried to choose a variety and capture some of the newer additions - oat, pea protein and prebiotic milks have all popped up fairly recently.
Now, why fortified?☝️well if you are vegan, or allergic or intolerant to dairy, it makes sense to obtain at least some equivalent nutrients from plant milk alternatives if you rely on them regularly.
🐄 The milks I chose all provide almost exactly the same amount of calcium and this amount is similar to what is in cows milk. (Swipe to last slide to see cows milk info)
As you can see many milks are fortified with additional nutrients, many of these similar to the amounts found in cows milk too.
🌱milks containing added vitamin B12 will be helpful for people who consume little or no animal products as you can ONLY get B12 from animal products
☀️a few milks have added vitamin D which isn’t actually found in high amounts in cows milk but this could be helpful for those with a vitamin D deficiency
☝️protein, fat and overall kilojoule content varies quite a bit and this tends to reflect which plant the milk is made from. Almond milk often has a higher water content than soy or oat varieties, which is reflected in the kilojoule/fat/protein/sugars.
⚖️ low kilojoules doesn’t make it the better or worse choice, in fact I’m not saying any one of these milks is the “best” choice, I tend to rotate between milks depending on what I’m liking the taste of.
Do you drink plant milks often?
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