Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:18

Fake milk in Aussie

Written by 

A new audit of plant-based milk alternatives in Australia shows the category has grown by 58% in several products in two years, but health professionals are alerting Australians that not all ‘mylks’ are nutritionally equal.

The Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council (GLNC) audited 112 products in the four major supermarkets -- nut milks, grain milks (e.g. oat, rice), legume milks (e.g. soy, pea), coconut milks and mixes; it reviewed all label nutrition information.

Since the last audit of its kind in 2016, the number of coconut milk products has doubled (+220%), nut milks have increased by 90% and the well-established legume milk category is up by 36%. But comparing these with dairy milk, GLNC says some plant-based milks don’t stack up nutritionally and many fall short on valuable calcium and protein.

 

More like this

OZ/NZ share many common problems

New Zealand and Australia share many problems in common in their dairy industries, says Professor Yani Garcia from Sydney University.

 
 

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Toxic loan?

More questions are being asked about the Government’s contentious $10 million loan to Westland.

Moo love on the net

Cows and bulls searching for ‘moo love’ now have a mobile app to help their breeders.

 
 

» Connect with Dairy News