Veganism and plant-based diets have begun to grow in popularity some people genuinely want to live a more healthy lifestyle, while others are treating it as a fad. Plant-based milk is the most popular plant-based products that people are consuming it comprises 15% of total milk sales.
Most of the consumers are seen switching from dairy to dairy-free products, because they are constantly getting aware of the fact that dairy-free diets may help alleviate certain problems, including digestive distress, an inability to lose weight, acne, and irritable bowel syndrome. Soy milk and almond milk are the leading dairy-free alternative beverages, but with many people who are allergic to almonds and soy having some negative attributes consumers now are on the search for other dairy-free alternative beverages.
Below are 5 plant-based milks to look out for.
1. Sesame milk
Each year there is a new dairy-free alternative milk being promoted down our timelines on social media. Sesame milk is looking to find its space on the shelf and dominate the market in 2020 made from either black or white organic sesame seeds this milk is super nutritious. It has a good source of the macro of micronutrients including iron, phosphorus, selenium, selenium, manganese, magnesium, copper, B-complex vitamins, zinc. The global market for sesame milk is likely to increase as the demand grows right now north America is dominating the market. The Chicago based company Hope and Sesame is the leading player in the market they have release several flavors but we are sure there will be many more sesame milk brands coming to a grocery aisle near you be on the lookout.
2. Pea milk
You heard it right! We said pea milk yes as weird as it sounds it is a real thing and quite delicious. This milk is nut-free,soy-free, gluten-free, lactose-free. Since peas are one of the best plant proteins you can consume it’s only common sense that this milk is superior to others when it comes to protein. It has an off white color Pea milk is made from yellow peas by being milled into flour and mixed with other components it contains vitamin B3,6, B12, calcium and Cys Met which is a form of protein. The two largest competitors for pea milk are companies ripple foods and Bolton house farms based in North America, but we are sure more brands will begin popping up as it starts trending more.
3. Quinoa milk
If pea milk wasn’t odd enough we now present you quinoa milk it contains all nine essential amino acids, it is considered a complete protein. quinoa milk contains fiber, is gluten-free, and provides a wealth of antioxidants and minerals, B vitamins, and iron.
This milk has seen a rise in popularity on the internet most people are making it at home. Swebol Biotech recently filed a patent for a new vegan milk alternative Quiny. The company Is comprised of a team of researchers from Bolivia and Sweden that developed vegan milk from royal white quinoa that is ethically sourced from the Andes in Bolivia. We have yet to see an influx of brands on the shelf as people explore more dairy-free options they will more than likely to stumble across quinoa milk.
4. Flax milk
Flax milk is one of the most recent plant-based milk to hit the stores which is cold-pressed flax seeds mixed with filtered water and other natural flavors like vanilla. It is lactose and cholesterol free which makes it healthy for your heart also it has omega-3 fatty acids. Flax milk is very high in fiber but low in protein compared to other dairy-free alternatives. Flax seeds have many health benefits but those with sensitive stomachs shouldn’t consume flax seeds due to high fiber. Right now there are two companies producing flax milk Good karma and Flax USA the market is open for more flax milk brands be on the lookout for them.
5. Hemp milk
Hemp has been around for 1000,s of years used for variety purposes like clothing, rope, medicinal and cooking with that being said hemp milk has become a strong contender in the non-dairy scene. Deriving from the hemp tree seeds it has a more of earthy of taste than other dairy-free alternatives. Hemp milk is gaining popularity among health enthusiasts as it contains a high quantity of proteins and omega-3 fatty acids with low-fat content. It has a similar texture and color as dairy milk but more of an earthy taste. The hemp milk market is likely to reach around $454 million by 2024 due to the rising interest of new dairy-free kinds of milk.