milk alternatives

Vegan Milk


With the rise in popularity of veganism over recent years, it stands to reason that the vegan food market has seen a rise in sales. Because of this supermarkets and food manufacturers have introduced many more vegan products into the market. 

It can be argued that the products that have had the greatest ascent since the growth of veganism in recent years have been dairy milk alternatives.

The market value of dairy alternatives worldwide

We can see from the graph above the sharp incline in alternative milk sales worldwide especially in the Asia-Pacific region. It’s estimated that by the year 2025 the global sales of alternatives kinds of milk will reach 28 billion dollars.

With so many different types of alternative kinds of milk on the market, there will be at least one that even the biggest vegan milk critic will enjoy. It’s just a case of trying them until you find the one you like. Here is a list of the top seven vegan milks: 

  1. Soy Milk, perhaps the most popular alternative to dairy milk. Soy milk is often sold in a sweetened and unsweetened form. Vanilla and chocolate flavoured varieties are common in larger supermarkets.

  2. Almond Milkcould be the most widely consumed vegan milk. Healthier than soya milk in that it has been shown to lower cholesterol is rich in antioxidants and healthy fats. Almond milk is also low in calories.

  3. Coconut Milk, resembles cows milk in texture more than some of the other kinds of milk. Has an obvious coconut taste and therefore might be more suitable for cooking and baking rather than putting in your morning coffee.                  

  4. Hazelnut Milk, high in calcium with vitamin E, vitamin B6 amongst other vitamins and minerals. With a delicious flavour that complements coffee in a way that cows milk never will, hazelnut milk is becoming ever more popular with coffee connoisseurs around the world.                                                                                             
  5. Rice Milk, a very common and popular alternative milk made from boiled rice and probably the most hypoallergenic of all the vegan milks.                                                             
  6. Oat Milk, made from oatmeal cereal and shown to reduce cholesterol. also high in fibre and contains calcium, vitamin A and iron.                                                                                           
  7. Flax Milk, full of omega-3-fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory, high in fibre and works well in fruit smoothies.

Those are just some of the great tasting popular alternatives to cows milk that are widely available.

These alternative kinds of milk can be considered by anyone to replace their regular tiple of cows milk. they are healthy and nutritious and available in most places. More and more people switch to a vegan milk, as information on the dairy industry becomes more readily available due to social media and the internet in general.