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5 Things You Should Know About Almond Milk - Milk & Cookies

5 Things You Should Know About Almond Milk - Milk & Cookies
From The Kitchn - November 7, 2017

As of last year, almond milk was the most popular milk of all milks in the United States. And even with all the newcomerscashew milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, oat milkwe'd guess it's still the darling of the "mylks." But does it deserve its spotlight in the non-dairy section of your supermarket?

Here are a few things you should know about almond milk.

1. It's lactose-free.

Like all the other non-dairy milks, it's lactose-free. This is, for roughly 65 percent of the population who are lactose-intolerant, of utmost importance.

2. It's vegan.

Another plus for some: It's not an animal product. This also means it does not have any cholesterol.

3. It's low-calorie.

Compared to regular milk and even other non-dairy milks, it is relatively low-calorie, or it can be: A serving of unsweetened Almond Breeze almond milk comes in at a cool 30 calories. (As a result, though, it sadly will not make your coffee creamy. It's always something.) Even the sweetened versions are comparatively light, though, at 60 calories a serving.

4. It may have additives.

5. It's not as nutritious as you think.

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