Oat milk is a dairy free vegan friendly alternative to regular milk that is becoming more and more mainstream due to the demand for plant based products. Walk down the dairy aisle of your local supermarket and you ll probably see a number of milk drinks that aren t actually dairy at all like soy milk various kinds of nut milk and other plant based options right next to the old.
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Oat milk v normal milk. Original varieties of oat milk can have up to 24 grams of carbohydrates per serving while dairy milk has 12 grams. Oat milk vs cow s milk. Oat milk and dairy milk also differ in carbohydrate content.
The alt milk wars have been going on for quite some time now but only within the past couple of years has oat milk joined the battle over shelf space. It is however lactose free low in saturated fat cholesterol free and it contains beta glucan a type of soluble fibre found in oats. Oat milk is not as good for you as the healthy sounding claims on the label would have you believe especially compared to cow s milk.
You can see that s it s the increase in fats via vegetable oils that makes the difference. With its creamy consistency oat milk is an optimal dairy milk substitute in baked goods soups lattes and more. This plant based milk has more carbohydrates than other options terry says which.
Along with soy milk oat milk provides more riboflavin or vitamin b 2 than cow s milk. Although the sugar is natural oat milk is very high in carbohydrates. It consists of steel cut oats or whole oats that are soaked in water blended and then strained with a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag.
The best oat milk i ve found has the following ingredient list if this helps. Many manufacturers add additional. Some varieties of oat milk also contain added sugar.