Got alt-milk? How plant-based alternatives compare
But despite its winning nutrient profile, cow’s milk doesn’t always have a place within one’s diet. Take vegans, who avoid food from all animals, or people who have an allergy to milk protein. Or the large percentage of individuals who have trouble digesting lactose, the sugar in milk, and prefer something other than dairy milks that may be more easily digested. Non-dairy milks, including soy, almond, rice and coconut milk, are juices from nuts, seeds, grains and legumes that are often fortified with vitamins and minerals in an attempt to deliver the equivalent nutrient profile and sometimes taste and consistency of cow’s milk. These plant-based “milks” have become increasingly popular and serve as a welcome alternative for those who can’t
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