All oats in an oat beverage are processed therefore all the naturally occurring sugars in the final product are considered added sugars according to the new guidelines. All forms of milk contain sugar but there s no reason to avoid the natural simple sugars in unsweetened milk.
Enzymes are added to the oat milk mixture which allows for the release of natural sugar.
Why does unsweetened oat milk have sugar. While plain unsweetened oat milk usually has just 4g of sugar per serving the chocolate versions can have up to 12g of added sugar per serving which also makes them higher in calories. Plain oat milk tastes naturally sweet because the complex carbohydrates in the oats are broken down into simple sugars during the production process. Oat milk is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals as well as fiber.
While plain unsweetened oat milk usually has just 4g of sugar per serving the chocolate versions can have up to 12g of added sugar per serving which also makes them higher in calories. Unsweetened milk is an excellent source of carbohydrates which help fuel your brain. For both oat and almond milks look for ones that say unsweetened on the front of the package and check the nutrition facts label to ensure there s 0g of added sugar per serving.
Oat milk naturally contains more starch than soy almond or rice milk where dairy milk has no starch. One cup 240 ml of unsweetened fortified oat milk by oatly contains approximately.