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Almond Milk

Also Known As : Badam milk, Badam ka doodh


Taste Profile

It tastes very similar to milk with a hint of sweetness along with a nutty flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Almond milk can be used in many baked products as an alternative to cow milk.
  2. It can be added in coffee or tea.
  3. It can be used in soups, sauces and salad dressing.
  4. It should be stored in a cool place.

Common names and forms

  1. Chocolate flavoured almond milk


Almond milk is not a dairy product, rather it is a concoction prepared by blending water and almonds together, which happens to be soy-free, lactose-free and is preferable to those who strictly follow a vegan diet. Almond milk is said to be naturally rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E, and hence is regarded as a good substitute for milk for people who are intolerant to lactose and also who follow a vegan diet. It’s available throughout the year, at any departmental store.

Health benefits

  • Helps defend against free radicals: Having been rich in vitamin E, almond milk happens to be a fat-soluble antioxidant, thus helps the body in forming a defense mechanism against free radicals.(1)
  • Good for eyes, skin, and heart: having been loaded with vitamin E, it ascertains a healthy eye and skin. Thereon, it also promotes healthy functioning of the heart and protects against heart diseases.(1)
  • Keeps blood sugar in balance: Since almond milk is high in fat and protein as compared to its carb content, therefore it does not cause a rise in the blood sugar level, rather turns out to be suitable for diabetics.(2)​
  • Good for people with lactose intolerance: Since there are certain sections that are intolerant to milk sugar, ie lactose; and hence they are not able to digest milk products, which often leads to gas, bloating and diarrhea. Therefore, to avoid such conditions almond milk is recommended in lieu of cow milk.(2)​

Selection Guide

One should always look for the expiration date. The packet should be sealed properly. One should mostly look for the unsweetened ones.


Along with some benefits, there are also some drawbacks. Although almond milk is becoming quite noticeable in the aisles of the supermarkets, but it is not advisable to feed babies between the age of 4 years to 14 months, because infants who had been fed on almond milk showed the sign of protein-calorie malfunction.(3)

Should be avoided by those who are sensitive to nuts: Even though almond milk contains little quantity of almond in it, but that little quantity is enough to trigger conditions like swollen throat, breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and so on, at time it can also aggravate into anaphylaxis, that certainly is life-threatening.(3)

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