Interesting Information: January 9, 2017
“Which Milk Is Most Nutritious: Soy, Cashew, Almond or Coconut?”
This article comes from the “Well” section of The New York Times.
The general consensus is that “in terms of nutrients, nut milks pale in comparison to cow’s milk.”
I would add that raw cows milk is a much better choice than commercial cooked milk with added nutrients. There is a lot of information on raw milk in the Mainely Tipping Points essays on this blog.
One factor considered in the article is the amount of protein available.
Another factor considered is the amount of nutrients that have been added back to a product that has destroyed the original nutrients. I would also argue that these grocery-store milks are basically fake foods and that if you need to or want to make substitutions for cows milk, learn to make your own alternative milks using real ingredients that you will minimally process. There are plenty of recipes on-line. I’ve made coconut milk. It’s easy. You buy an organic dried coconut and, basically, pour boiling water over it and let it steep before straining out the coconut bits.
The article points out that the “good” of any of these milks also depends upon the particular manufacturer. READ LABELS.
I would also NOT touch soy milk. There is plenty of information on the dangers of improperly processed soy products on this blog.