3 unusual milks you'll see on store shelves

By Sue Perry on September 12, 2013 12:01:00 am

SSBLOG178864697_FOOD_milkHave you noticed how the milk case is getting crowded with “milks” that aren’t from cows? Besides soy, almond, and coconut “milk,” you might find drinks made from other nuts, seeds, and grains, as well as from other critters. Here are some I’ve recently spotted at the store.

Hemp milk
What is it:
A rich, creamy beverage made from hulled hemp seeds and water.

Tastes like: Its slightly nutty flavor may be an acquired taste.
Why it may be good for you: It’s a bit higher in fat than cow’s milk, but the fat is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are good for the heart and brain.
Give it a try: If you’re new to hemp milk, use it in baked goods and other recipes that have a lot of spicy flavors. This will help mask the funky taste.

Oat milk
What is it:
This beverage is made from soaked oats and water.

Tastes like: It has a delicate flavor and aroma that hints of oatmeal.
Why it may be good for you: It’s low in fat and calories. But if you have allergies or a gluten intolerance, read labels to check that the brand you’re buying is free of other grains such as barley and triticale, which contain gluten.
Give it a try: It adds creaminess and extra flavor to sauces and cookie dough.

Goat’s milk
What is it:
Milk from a goat has a little less lactose than cow’s milk, so may be easier to digest if you have mild lactose intolerance. But if you’re really allergic to dairy, it’s not lactose-free.

Tastes like: It’s a little tangy and may have a slight goat-cheese aroma that people either love or hate.
Why it may be good for you: Compared to cow’s milk, it has a little more protein and fat, and slightly higher levels of calcium.
Give it a try: Use it in any recipe that calls for cow’s milk.

Check out our  October issue, on newsstands Sept. 10, for more about all kinds of milks!

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Sue Perry

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