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May 11: Got Milks? Breaking Down the Differences
These days, consumers can choose from a wide array of different kinds of milk.
Which type of milk do you plan to purchase the next time you add one to your shopping cart?
Source: Catherine McCord (pp 248)
Published: December 2019
Got Milks? Breaking Down the Differences
These days, consumers can choose from a wide array of different kinds of milk. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of six different types of milk.
Milk Type: Almond milk
Pros: Low in sodium; carb and sugar-free; lowest carbon footprint
Cons: Low in protein
Milk Type: Cow’s milk
Pros: High in protein, calcium, B12; the most nutritious option
Cons: High in saturated fat; highest carbon footprint
Milk Type: Oat milk
Pros: High in soluble fiber; good alternative for nut or soy allergies
Cons: Low in protein; high in fat
Milk Type: Coconut milk
Pros: Low in calories, flavorful, and creamy
Cons: No protein; high in saturated fat
Milk Type: Hemp milk
Pros: Creamy; rich in omega-3 fatty acids
Cons: High in fat
Milk Type: Rice milk
Pros: Most hypoallergenic; sweetest option
Cons: Low in protein and calcium
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